RECAP: Dragun (of Ugly Massacre) EP Release
Written by Glo(w)
I remember when I felt my first heartbreak.
The end of that relationship led to the beginning of the unbreakable union me and my best friend have developed. I cried in the parking lot of our church, and she told me a highly offensive anti-semetic joke (no, I will NOT repeat it here). If you know me, you know that though my smile is bright, my sense of humor is sinister. I simultaneously laughed and wiped tears from my face. I felt joy clothed in midnight magic begin to erase the figments of a love that never was. Me and my best friend barely knew each other, but I knew she was an asset to my life the moment she introduced laughter as a path to healing.
This is how I felt all night at Dragun's EP release.
Each song and interlude sounds like excerpts from a diary found at Heartbreak Hotel. You would think people would sit in mourning as they listened to Dragun's vulnerability embodied. Instead, bodies contorted into sacred shapes with arched backs and winding hips as we danced in that familiar, feminine way. Eric Donte weaved through the crowd, officially serving as the unofficial MC of the evening. I listened to Dragun's secrets. I witnessed her painful truths and we all felt the same joy.
Dragun is an artist I grew to love due to my infatuation with who she is as a person. She is a reminder that art lovers want to connect with the artist, not just an empty body of work. And for that (and her flawless dutty wine) I am forever grateful.
The EP will be released today via Soundcloud.
Take a shot and follow the artist on Instagram and Twitter @Draguntales.