Little more than a year after the release of her debut EP, Papilion is preparing to release her debut LP, Punk Adjacent. Acting on her desire to escape the insanity of Los Angeles, Papilion retreated to a small cabin in rural Louisiana to find inspiration for the new record. While there, she frequented local venues and reveled in the energy of native zydeco bands. Her biggest inspiration from the trip, however, came from watching “Golden Era” television shows.
After returning to Los Angeles, Papilion enlisted producer Taylor Locke to help bring the songs to fruition. As the name suggests, the resulting Punk Adjacent is an exhilarating record that would not have felt out of place at 1970s-era CBGB. Sparkling guitars, complex arrangements and Papilion’s signature soaring vocals compliment her unique ability to explore taboo themes in a way that feels simultaneously tongue-in-cheek and sincere. This new chapter sees Papilion continuing to push the boundaries of pop-rock music into exciting, uncharted territory. If it wasn’t obvious already, Bloodboy isn’t going anywhere.