Julia Shapiro releases ‘Death (XIII)’

Her new album ‘Zorked’ lands next month.

Photo: Eleanor Petry

With her new solo album ‘Zorked’ arriving on 15th October via Suicide Squeeze Records, Julia Shapiro is offering up latest single ‘Death (XIII)’.

“This song was inspired by the Death tarot card,” she explains. “My friend Bree Mckenna (Tacocat, Childbirth) had the genius idea to put together a compilation of songs inspired by different tarot cards. She chose the Death card for me. I immediately knew I wanted it to sound super heavy (death!!!). I’d been listening to a lot of heavier slower music around that time (Jesu, DIIV, King Woman). Once I got the guitar tone I wanted, the rest came naturally. I probably wrote this song in about a day, taking inspiration from Alejandro Jodorowsky’s interpretation of the Death card (which he calls “The Nameless Arcanum”) in his book The Way of Tarot. The Death card is often feared by people who don’t fully understand its meaning, but it can actually be seen as the transformation needed in order to start fresh and cleanse yourself. In other words, it can be seen as a new beginning (which is partly why it’s the first song on the album).”

Check it out below.

‘Zorked’ Tracklisting:
1. Death (XIII)
2. Come With Me
3. Wrong Time
4. Someone
5. Reptile! Reptile!
6. Pure Bliss
7. Hellscape
8. Do Nothing About It
9. Zorked
10. Hall of Mirrors

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