Hot Artist Alert: Indigo De Souza peers into her darkest moments and comes out triumphant on “Kill Me” — LA date at The Echo

Indigo De Souza
Indigo De Souza — Photo by Britni West

Indigo De Souza has shared a new song from her upcoming album Any Shape You Take with “Kill Me,” an eviscerating song that takes the singer’s turbulent rock to some dark places. Written back in 2018 in the wake of a dysfunctional relationship and dealing with mental illness, the song balances all the raw, unprocessed emotions Souza was dealing with at the time with an almost tongue-in-cheek apathy over this loss in self-control. Souza’s high-pitch, quivering vocals are swapped throughout with droning wails that accompany the song’s fiery hammer-ons and crashing bombast.

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The video for “Kill Me,” directed by Jordan Alexander — and inspired by the cake sitting culture originated by multimedia artist, performer, and cam girl Lindsay Dye — the video is no less a wild ride than the song itself. Featuring an old-school wrestling ring, a riotous crowd, two wrestlers, and an all too doomed cake, the video for “Kill Me” captures all the unbridled catharsis that’s pleaded for by Souza on the single. In a way, it transforms the retrospection of Souza’s darkest and lowest moments on the song into something blissfully triumphant.

“I recorded myself stream-of-conscious singing it on the kitchen floor at night with my laptop cam. I found the video about a year later, and could barely recognize the person singing. It was such a strange feeling watching the video because I couldn’t remember writing the song, but little bits and pieces of it felt familiar to me. It felt like it had been a lot longer than a year.”

Indigo De Souza’s new album Any Shape You Take is out August 27 via Saddle Creek, order it here. Souza will be playing The Echo in Los Angeles on October 15, tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. EST. Visit her website and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and announcements.

Watch the video for Indigo De Souza’s new song “Kill Me” below!

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Indigo De Souza tour:
Aug 26 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
Aug 27 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC Sold Out
Aug 28 – Cat’s Cradle Backroom – Carrboro, NC
Aug 29 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Sep 21 – Songbyrd – Washington DC
Sep 22 – PhilaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA
Sep 24 – Elsewhere Zone 1 – Brooklyn, NY
Sep 26 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Sep 30 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
Oct 11 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
Oct 15 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA