The day has finally come…Rituals of Mine’s new album HYPE NOSTALGIA is out now! This album is epic & raw, shifting between moments of strength and vulnerability while navigating loss. An album of powerful stories we are so excited the world gets to hear. It was such a pleasure helping to release HYPE NOSTALGIA, and we hope you enjoy it too.
Ahead of album release, we get a brand new music video from Rituals of Mine for her track ‘Trauma’ off of HYPE NOSTALGIA. It’s dark, edgy, and looks almost straight out of an action/thriller movie. Watch the music video here & listen to the track here.
HYPE NOSTALGIA is out this friday, 9/25. Pre-order the album now, and check out this awesome release week events:
It’s a great day for Rituals of Mine fans! Today we get to hear the third single off of Rituals Of Mine’s forthcoming album HYPE NOSTALGIA. It’s a track called ‘Exceptions’ and comes along with a rose-tinted, nostalgic video that is based on Terra Lopez’s childhood. HYPE NOSTALGIA comes out September 25th.
Watch the music video and pre-order the album HERE.
Some other SUPER sweet news is that folks who pre-ordered the LP on the carpark store or bandcamp will receive free Rituals of Mine basketball cards, while supplies last. They look super sweet, so make sure to order your copy.
Plus check out this sweet interview Rituals of Mine did with Uproxx.
A brand new single by Rituals of Mine is out now! Listen to ‘Free Throw (feat. KRIS)’ & zoom through this virtual, glowing city via the new music video. The video was created by AvaantGarbDesign.
“Kris and I talk a lot about our experiences being women of color in the music industry and how time and time again, we’ve been fucked over by either white women musicians or white guys and that shit takes a toll on you,” elaborates Lopez. “It takes a toll on your mental health, your confidence, your perseverance. It also limits your access to opportunities within the industry in a very real way. We wanted to address how we were feeling and have been feeling for years in ‘Free Throw’ by airing it all out, putting it all out there because at this point this needs to be addressed. These disparities within the industry have to be examined and ultimately broken down. Kris and I want to help change the industry and music is just going to be one of the ways in which we shed light on issues. We have a lot of things in the works to help even the playing field when it comes to BIPOC artists. ‘Free Throw’ is just the introduction to that.” – Rituals of Mine
Check out the music video for ‘Free Throw (feat. KRIS)’ HERE
Thrilled to announce the upcoming album from Rituals of Mine called HYPE NOSTALGIA, out Sept. 25th! We get the very first glimpse today with her first single ‘Come Around Me’ and the epic video directed by Leo Pfeifer.
On HYPE NOSTALGIA, Lopez didn’t want to solely focus on the heaviness of her life. Instead, she opted to create an album written from a pre-loss perspective. There are dark moments and devastation throughout, but what largely transpires is Lopez’s ability to reconcile with her emotional trauma by reimagining her past in a way that isn’t shrouded in total darkness, but glimmers of light and hope.
For the accompanying video directed by Leo Pfeifer, Lopez says, “Our aim was to take themes from the record and incorporate them in various ways: the rain (representing loss/grief), the trophies room (representing the overachiever in me), the TV room (representing memory and nostalgia) and me in quarantine now (representing current day reality). For obvious reasons, nostalgia is the central theme of this record as I am writing from an era of pre-loss and pre-grief so we wanted to bring in some surreal elements into each setting to elevate the story and make it interesting.”