Krissanthemum Debut Bizarre and Fun New Video for “Soggy Lo Mein”

Photo by: Nora Evi Aresti

Photo by: Nora Evi Aresti

Earlier this year, New Jersey-based pop artist Krissanthemum released her debut record "Kaleidoscopic Drive". Today, we're premiering the music video for her song "Soggy Lo Mein", which she animated herself. The song is a dreamy synthpop romp about struggling with depression and self worth. The lyrics start off silly, talking about how she feels like spoiled Chinese takeout. They quickly take a turn, shifting into the “existential dread” lyrical territory. It’s the poetic equivalent of seeing something mundane but unsettling and being sent into a spiral of questioning all of your life’s choices and failures. The music video is a multimedia mashup of drawings, lipsyncing, and emojis, paralleling the strangeness and kitschy beauty of the song itself.

Watch now!

-Samantha Gagnon

Flier by: Hyacinth-Rosalinda Rios

Flier by: Hyacinth-Rosalinda Rios

You can catch her on tour with Basement Beers at these dates:

11/15 Albany, NY @ The Nightosphere

11/16 New Brunswick, NJ @ House Show

11/17 Pawtucket, RI @ News Cafe

11/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Tralfamadore 

Delaney Motter