Fluorescent alt-pop that bulldozes social injustice? No other artist out there can do Theia, like Theia – Uniquely Aligned

Alt-pop artist Theia has today released 99% Angel– the title track of he mixtape which she has been revealing to fans across number of months.

An edgy and futuristic ‘B side’, 99% Angel is the third song from the mixtape; making way for the fourth and final song – the epic pop banger Celebrity, which will be released on May 15.

The 99% Angel mixtape is a record of two halves, which cleverly showcases the two worlds in which Theia co-exists – hook-laden mainstream pop, alongside edgy and experimental alt-pop.

First single ‘Kitty Kat’ was a bright and glossy pop track, which drew comparisons to Charlie XCX and received radio play in Australia on triple j Unearthed and The Hits network. The second song ‘Frat Boyz’ was ‘fan track’, which proved a hit on TikTok with hundreds creating dances.

Today’s release 99% Angel is another bad-ass track, which showcases Theias bold approach to songwriting and sonic experimentation. The mixtape’s tour de force ‘Celebrity‘ will complete the project.

The 99% Angel mixtape is the third body of work from the NZ-born artist, who emerged in 2016 with her debut EP earned her three nominations at the 2017 NZ Music Awards; while while her second NOT YOUT PRINCESS was nominated for two awards at the 2019 Waiata Maori Music Awards. Theia has twice been a finalist in the pop category of the International Songwriting Competition – this year her song ‘Not Your Princess’ is a finalist alongside ‘Dance Monkey‘ by Tones And I.

This summer Theia played at some of NZ’s biggest festivals, and opened for LEON (in NZ and Australia), Tones and I and Mika, Also headlined the Heaps Gay Pardi Gras at Sydney Mardi Gras with Dorian Electra.

While in lockdown, you’ll catch Theia performing Zoom club shows and live streaming festivals. Follow her on Instagram for dates and times.

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