FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SIRPAUL™ RELEASES NEW ALBUM “Escapist Behavior”
Indie Electropop artist SIRPAUL™ releases his new album “Escapist Behavior” on 7/14/21.
SIRPAUL’s absence from pop music for the past five years was more than just a disappearing act. Upon returning to NYC after moving his life to LA, his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer and SIRPAUL took on the role of primary caregiver until the moment his father passed. For him, turning to music was the perfect way to escape and process the trauma of that loss.
He found himself alone in the studio as often as possible, journaling what he was living through as a way to process trauma, but he didn’t want to create an album that would be dark or depressing. Instead, he purposely decided to keep all of the tracks catchy, upbeat, and positive. Escapist Behavior is full of the kind of songs that make you want to get in your car and drive really fast with all the windows open and the music blasting. It could easily become the soundtrack to a perfect summer. On the title track, the hook says it all –
“Sometimes you just need to escape, throw your headphones on, save your worries for later.”– SIRPAUL (album title track Escapist Behavior)
In digging deeper, the album reveals only slight traces of the difficulties real life was throwing at him. The result is a collection of poignant pop songs purposely juxtaposed with the fantasy world his music reveals.
“I’ve always had this other world I can escape to and I can only find it through the music.”– SIRPAUL
On Escapist Behavior, SIRPAUL’s 12-song new album, he set off on a journey that became an intense battle to relearn and elevate his craft. He knew he could continue to make music, even when life was at its most challenging.
“I originally had no time constraints. Then, when we were in lockdown I felt like I had all the time in the world to create, so I took my time sourcing new sounds and drawing inspiration from all over the place. Days turned to nights and I fell in love with making music all over again. I wanted to be present in the process of writing and recording each song because having the ability to create something out of nothing feels sort of magical to me. That’s my escape.”– SIRPAUL
The album’s release date was delayed three times, which SIRPAUL believes ultimately wound up serving the album well.
“As a writer, producer & engineer, I knew I wanted to become better at the technical side of recording and mixing the audio, but I also wanted to write a lot of killer songs that I could narrow down to make one really strong, satisfying album. I pretty much listened to nothing else but these songs over and over and kept tweaking them until I felt that there was nothing left that wasn’t pleasing to my ears or could take me out of that fantasy world I was creating. That took a lot of time, patience, and isolation… but it was starting to become a bit of an obsessive fixation, and I had to decide that it was done. When it was finally done, I had no idea how it would be perceived by anyone who heard it, but I knew two things for sure; it was definitely worth investing my time in this album and I created something I’m proud to finally set free.”– SIRPAUL
Five years is the longest time SIRPAUL ever spent working on an album since the very start of his career back in 1998.
“So many factors contributed to the delay of this release, but with patience, I knew that the album would be delivered when the time was right. That time is now.”– SIRPAUL
SIRPAUL’s new album “Escapist Behavior” is available on Controversial Records worldwide on 7/14/21