Guayaba isn’t an artist I’ve been familiar with for too long, but the first time I turned on her “Black Trash/White House” and “Demos” projects, I turned the soundbar up three more notches.
Hypnotic and tribal sounds intertwined with hip-hop beats. Lyrics about self-acceptance while portraying darker scenes involving insects, creatures, vampires, and other things that lurk in the darker parts of the mind. Some tracks could easily be an “American Horror Story” intro. Guayaba’s sound is an ear-catching mix of somber tones, tribal sounds, soulful vocals and well-laid hip-hop bars. This is one performance you won’t want to miss.
“I know that a lot of my self-hatred is institutional,” she says. “A lot of people keep saying you have to love yourself first before you love anyone else. In a lot of ways, I tried to make this a love letter to myself and to people like me. We’re not celebrated enough, so we have to make a celebration for ourselves” Seattle Weekly
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