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Experience the Powerful psycho-spiritual Pop of LVXURI “Headlights”

Kristen Cofer

Our culture’s concepts of feminine and masculine are so limiting and basic. They are far more powerful and expansive energies than one human can express, so we make a set of rules to confine them and we say we must embody one or the other. But listening to LVXURI, I get a sense that the artist understands the true nature of these energies well. The artist behind LVXURI, Aurora Dawn, is unveiled as the new artistic identity of Sara Timms (Black Mare, Ides Of Gemini, Black Math Horseman), with this project focused on her “Solar Temple,” so the music is lighter, dreamier, and more seductive, but no less powerful. Her voice is one of the most compelling in the underground, and it shines against the backdrop of electronic art pop melodies on “Headlights.” She presents as idealized feminine, yet she perfectly captures an ominous hunger and obscured strength beneath her gestures and poses. The result is a persona who’s so beautifully creepy that I can’t take my eyes off her. Timms says that Aurora came to her during “an extended psycho-spiritual break with reality” and that’s exactly what I feel while watching this video – like I’ve stepped into a dream world and I’m meeting someone from another dimension. Directed by Sean Russel Herman and Mac Kotas, this video is the first of a series of singles and videos she’s releasing leading up to an EP release this spring – you can pre-save “Headlights” here and get the crystal set merch bundle here. She’ll be working with Dylan Neal (Thief) on her upcoming project, stay tuned for more info on her socials. Today we’re honored to share an exclusive premiere of her video for “Headlights,” so now, get lost in its splendor…

CRYSTAL HEART BOX w/ download of Headlights
Photo: Kristin Cofer

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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