Buzz Is Inspired By Ancient Themes And Timeless Love For “Statues”

[Cover photo credit to Nas Bagado]

Los Angeles-based Electro-Pop artist Buzz has shared new track and videoStatues” that finds the artist “lamenting a love bound to this dimension.” It’s the latest taste of the forthcoming self-produced debut EP On Matters Of Searching. “Statues” brings a dulcimer, clavichord, rain sticks, and kalimba to an electronic setting.

To celebrate the EP release next month, Buzz will perform the project in its entirety live in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, with exact location to be announced, on May 18th, 2023. Presented by Makeoutmusic, the show will feature a real-time modular synth set along with an exclusive one of one merch line only available at the show, made in collaboration with Plastic Buckettt.

Inspired by the art of the Hellenistic period, the lyrics to “Statues” are a love letter written by Aphrodite to “a secret earthly muse, as if a time traveler were hiding relics for someone they love and lamenting their ties to time.” 

Buzz explains:

My mind loves to live in a fantasy world consisting of an ancient, highly evolved civilization that communicates with other beings from different worlds, openly trading and traveling between multiple galaxies, but still looks like the ancient world with ornate open air palaces and lavish royal baths…can you tell I watched ‘Three Thousand Years Of Longing?’

I kept imagining what I would do for someone I adored to preserve their memory across the earth – painting pictures, sculpting busts, weaving tapestries, and the ultimate heartbreak of knowing no physical thing I make on this earth will last forever which is shown in the line “’I wish we could be statues, oh but they’ll go too.’

The track’s accompanying video was directed by Sasha Paskal, who also directed BUZZ’s previously released video for her track, “Nothing Is Real.”

Crafted mostly during a trip to the mountains outside of Los Angeles, the self-produced forthcoming EP On Matters Of Searching examines “humanity, nature, science and healing.”