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Indie Pop Artist Brings His “Quarter-Life Crisis from Hell” to Life with “Fatalist”

Jogïr (independent singer/songwriter/producer, Rigoberto Colón-Cendán) will release “Fatalist” on his birthday, February 6, 2021, at 6 PM EST, on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other major streaming platforms. The track’s accompanying music video will premiere on February 9, 2021 via YouTube. The song is the lead single from Jogïr’s forthcoming debut album, Neon.

Few statements capture the global mood over the past year more succinctly than the song’s opening line: “You better watch your mouth.” It speaks to the political and cultural events of the past year more than pop artist, Jogïr, could have ever imagined when he first wrote the line and presents a moment of catharsis for listeners after a year full of turmoil and anxiety.

Employing a soundscape that meets at the intersection of retrofuturistic synthwave, arcade game sound effects, and high-octane pop, the cut captures the chaotic energy of what it feels like to spiral out of control.

“I wrote the lyrics in 2017 during what I lovingly refer to as my quarter-life crisis from hell. I had just graduated from a top university, but was living at home again with my parents and was stuck in a dead-end job that made me feel like my life was headed nowhere. This incredibly pessimistic inner voice was growing louder and louder in my head everyday, telling me I was never going to get out of there, and I found that channeling that energy creatively was a good way of processing it.”

From there, the Fatalist was born; both something of an alter-ego and the primary antagonist of Jogïr’s debut album, Neon. Sonically, he’s bold, he's angry, and he's ready to remind you at every turn that things won’t ever get better. Visually, he takes form in the track’s accompanying music video, a glitched-out subversion of the psychological concept of projection.

Neon, dropping this spring, will further explore the conflict between the Fatalist and the artist’s true self -- often questioning whether or not, at the end of the day, they may be one and the same. Both the song, music video, and its parent album present a new artist in complete control of every component of his work ready to bring his larger-than-life sound and image to the world.