The, “pop star who defies genres” (NYT) Dorian Electra releases their new album Fanfare, following a slate of critical praise from Billboard, VMan, Dazed, The Needle Drop and more. Electra’s third studio album explores parasocial relationships, from the claims we stake on celebrities’ lives to taking in obsession, idolatry and pop culture as modern mythology. It blurs the lines between love and hate, fandom and control. It was written alongside longtime collaborators Clarence Clarity and Weston Allen, Casey MQ, Count Baldor and Klaxons’ Jamie Reynolds. Fanare blends sounds from pop to metal, jazz and classical — elevating them all in a distinctly Dorian Electra perspective.
The release comes with the high energy pop track ‘Idolize,‘ alongside a video directed by Electra and Weston Allen. It sees Dorian, an icon worshiped by their adoring fans, dressed as a sexy Napoleon-like popstar-dictator and their likeness carved into a Greek statue.
This November and December, Electra will play at Primavera Sound Festival in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia.
Those yet enlightened must revisit Electra’s first two albums – the world building 2019 album Flamboyant and 2020’s edgy, provocative My Agenda. Dorian’s music masterfully blends together an assortment of genres, including pop, metal, jazz, medieval, epic baroque, classical, EDM, and more. It’s why they’ve been able to collaborate with such a wide range of artists like Lady Gaga, Charli XCX, 100 gecs, The Village People, Pussy Riot, Rebecca Black, and more. Electra spent most of 2022 busy at work on their forthcoming project, which sees them examining the socio-political effects of internet culture and the rise of the parasocial relationship. DAZED visited them in the studio early last year, read about that wild experience here.
Select critical praise for Fanfare…“Cheeky” – Billboard “Fanfare [features] them in a dungeon-pop and creature-like light.” – VMan “The alt-pop provocateur’s latest track is a trashy, sexy take on noughties pop – with a post-apocalyptic twist.” – Dazed “One of their strongest bangers ever” – The Needle Drop “Queer hyperpop royalty” – them. “Extravagant” – UPROXX “Pop extraordinaire” – enfnts terribles