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Pema (Alex Cohen of Alex Napping) Announces New Album “Bad Habits,” Out May 18 on Topshelf Records

Pema, the experimental pop project of Alex Napping frontwoman Alex Cohen, will return with its second album Bad Habits, due out May 18 on Topshelf RecordsBad Habits is a record with a specific mission — to represent the sense of shame that society burdens on women and the journey that Cohen undertook to resolve her own perceived character flaws. Each track on the album examines a particular source of shame.

Pema shared the album’s first single “Depend” today via Stereogum with a video that shows her eating a raw onion. Says Cohen, “This sort of self-inflicted misery, I thought, paired nicely with the themes of ‘Depend’ — a song about harmful, yet voluntary emotional dependency. It has been my experience as a woman, and I think many others, that I have been conditioned my entire life to believe that I needed the adoration and strength of men to be fulfilled, even when it’s a source of pain and making me absolutely miserable.”


“Depend” will be available on streaming services tomorrow. Bad Habits is out May 18 and is available for pre-order now.

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