Indie rock artist Steven releases mental health album Groovy Avocado Disco

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Experimental indie rock singer-songwriter Sadly, Steven is a man on a mission on massive new concept album Groovy Avocado Disco, out May 6th.

My goal for this album is to show the harsh realities of mental illness and what it really feels like in the mind of an anxious, depressed person.”

– Steven Ramirez

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 4, 2022 / — Los Angeles-based experimental indie rock singer-songwriter Unfortunately, Steven is a man on a mission on massive new concept album Groovy Avocado Disco , which is due for release May 6, 2022 on streaming platforms and limited edition vinyl. Lead single “Life’s Too Expensive For Me” is out April 1, 2022. Unfortunately, Steven is the musical alias for multi-instrumentalist and lead singer Steven Ramirez, who hopes this one-of-a-kind release inspires people to seek therapy . The album’s title, Groovy Avocado Disco, is an acronym for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

“The concept of the album is a full therapy session from start to finish. From entering the session as a human balloon filled with crippling anxiety and depression to exiting the session ready to tackle the week. The album begins with entering therapy, sitting down and pouring out the daily truth. The therapist guides the listener through these thoughts and grounds them through mindfulness. The album deals with the human condition, depression, drugs, addiction, capitalism and personal issues related to my father. As the album is experienced the songs begin to get emptier and more real meaning the listener or I express those heavy feelings and then lighten up by being honest with myself. – Steven Ramirez

Describing his sound as a combination of “indie rock, musical theatre, psychedelia and the wall of sound”, music enthusiasts can hear elements of Harry Nilsson, Daniel Johnston and Fiona Apple in his unique style. His love for concept albums like “Pet Sounds”, “The Wall” and “The Point!” coupled with his mental health journey, inspired the new album.

“As a society, we tend to shy away from dark thoughts or depressed feelings, but they’re just a part of being human. Everyone deals with struggles and people who say they don’t live in denial. My goal for this album is to explore the harsh realities of mental illness and what it’s really like inside the head of an anxious depressed individual.”

Groovy Avocado Disco isn’t just a collection of songs, it’s something meant to be listened to in turn. It includes excerpts from actual recordings from Steven’s therapy sessions that tie the songs together. It’s very straight forward and raw and doesn’t leave much to the listener’s imagination. It’s a work of art, but perhaps more importantly, it’s a completely accurate and vulnerable document of Unfortunately Steven’s life.

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