|JULY 28, 2022 – LOS ANGELES, CA
– Alt-pop artist KiNG MALA (AKA Areli Castro)
has released new single “punchline”
today. The track, rooted in an all-too catchy punchy bass and horn line that perfectly supports Castro’s soulful timbre, takes listeners through a very real experience full of self-effacing humor, tears and humility.
“I wrote ‘punchline’ about turning 24 and crying at my own party (true story). I wanted to write a song that embraced the disaster, embraced being 20 something and not knowing what you’re doing. This song is about being a mess and having a great time anyway. Basically, I’m a crybaby and I’m proud,” she shares on today’s release. “Also, fun lil fact, this song is coming on a Thursday because I only release music on even numbered days…a secret superstition I have based on my lucky number 222.”
Fans can immerse themselves further into the creative universe KiNG MALA has been building with the release of the music video for “punchline”, which serves as a follow up to recent hit single “cult leader.”
Castro expands on the idea, sharing “Each character and each song ties into one another through similar imagery and aesthetics. Everything from the outfits, makeup and jewelry I wear, to the set design and shots in each video are linked and intentional. Ultimately we want people to be able to watch every video back to back and feel as though they are in one cinematic world.”