Ariel Pink At Heaven
Following the release last year of 'Dedicated to Bobby Jameson', Los Angeless prodigal songwriting son Ariel Pink arrives in London for a headline show at HEAVEN on 14 August.
'Dedicated to Bobby Jameson' begins at the end and ends at the beginning. We follow the protagonist through a battery of tests and milestones, the first of which sees him reborn into life out of death, Pink explains, referencing the opening track Time To Meet Your God. From there, he seesaws his way between the innocent love and the rock-solid edifice of childhood-worn trauma that together constitute his lifelong initiation into the realm of artifice and theatrical disposability.
His embrace of the dark edges of human folly and despair is juxtaposed with superficial joy, touching on aspects normally avoided in pop music like sarcasm, suspicion, nihilism, self-loathing, and denial. These shadows of the self make their brighter counterpartslove, desire, nostalgia, dreams, acceptance, and epiphanyall the more transcendent, striking deep chords of emotion with fans. In his frenzied portrayals of humanitys baseness and beauty, Ariel Pink spins pathos into paradise.
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