MEDUSA: REVENGE POP ARTIST
Medusa is a nonbinary ‘revenge-pop’ musician based in Buffalo, New York. Their signature production - described by Soundriv as “a breakthrough collection of LGBTQ hymns,” and by Bucketlist as “the most inventive [expletive] music we’ve heard in a long time” - often features unconventional sounds like wolf howls and cheerleading chants. Medusa describes their style as “by any means necessary,” then makes good on the promise.
But the 27 year old is never weird for the sake of being different. When they set out to distort an 808 bassline, or loop a news anchor’s voice into a ghostly choir, they’re really trying to perform a kind of emotional alchemy: the transformation of joy, fear, and agony into visceral pop music. After Medusa grabs their demons by the throat, they shove them into a time signature, hoping to imprison them in song. Then, like the infamous Gorgon herself, they return to their cave until it is time to defend themselves again.
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“I can more easily describe my art in emotional terms. It’s got rage and defiance, but it’s also cheeky and playful. It’s brutal and spiteful, but also reflective. My music is, at its core, revenge pop; Medusa is a revenge fantasy. ”
— Medusa via Rising Artists Blog
BOY OF THE YEAR
“A breakthrough. A collection of hymns of the LGBTQ+ community and those who are close to music from the borderlines of hyper- pop, trap, dark pop, and even nu-metal.” - Soundriv (translated)
KINDA OUTTA LUCK
“So cool it should probably be illegal.” - Soundigest