Mysterious musician egomunk has released the new single ‘Schizoid Superstar’, which features a revered West Coast rapper anonymously under the guise of ‘Lunakik’. Listen here
‘Schizoid Superstar’ is a dark twisted trap track merged with breakbeat and sinister samples as it reflects today’s culture of internet ‘fame’ and its effect on true art.
The single was created following a conversation between egomunk and Lunakik, where the latter discussed pressures from his record label and the constant battle of apposing voices in his head, one aiming for fame and fortune and the other striving to stay real and keep his integrity. The multiple voices in the track imitate the various voices in Lunakik’s head.
Regarding the creation of ‘Schizoid Superstar’ with Lunakik, egomunk says,“We were working in LA and ended up having a mad evening jam with Lunakik. He went on and on about how his label wanted him to make a commercial album, whatever that is, without losing his underground fan base and essentially his street cred.
“There was a constant battle in his head between money and fame vs keeping his integrity, leading him to feel schizophrenic. ‘Schizoid Superstar’ is a reflection of this age of celebrity-for-celebrity’s sake society and the impact it has on the mind and creative arts. The song is about the various voices in your head pulling you in different directions.”