It's no secret that most millennials went through an angsty, emo, punk music-infused phase at one point in their lives. Heck, some of us are still in that phase a decade later - and that's why we are so happy that we discovered Aspasia.
Independent recording artist Aspasia is quickly making a name for herself in the Nashville rock scene. Her exciting live shows compel audience members to dance to the melodic synth and dynamic drums beats. Influenced by artists like Coin, Twenty One Pilots and Hippo Campus, Aspasia has a passion for lyrical storytelling and hopes to take listeners on an introspective journey when listening to her music. At the end of every show, spectators get a unique and unforgettable experience as Aspasia sends a sea of bubbles into the crowd.
Aspasia released her new single "The Millennial" last Friday and we have had it on repeat since. The relatable lyrics are catchy and the melody has us tapping out feet along to the beat. The talented songwriter manages to poke fun at the anxiety-ridden generation, all while acknowledging that we all just want to be happy at the end of the day. As cool as the song is, the overall message is even cooler - be kind.
"There was this group of guys at my school that called themselves The Millennials,” Aspasia explains. “They all dyed their hair black, got tattoos and would stand outside smoking cigarettes. They thought they looked so cool. Deep down, I could tell they were all hurting and trying to find a way to make life less painful - and I think that can apply to a lot of us. You got a tattoo just to prove you like life when it hurts, but you don't have to hurt. I wrote ‘The Millennial’ about those boys and the universal struggle of coping with life.”
Aspasia's stage presence gives us those fun, No Doubt-era Gwen Stefani vibes, while her soft and distinctive vocals are reminiscent of Rainer Maria's lead vocalist Caithlin De Marrais.
If you're looking for a bit of "modern nostalgia," we highly recommend checking out Aspasia's Spotify.