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Christian Eede
22 September 2022, 16:49

Ariel Zetina announces debut album, 'Cyclorama', on Local Action

It features contributions from Violet and Bored Lord, among others

Ariel Zetina announces debut album, 'Cyclorama', on Local Action

Ariel Zetina is set to release her debut album through Local Action next month.

Titled 'Cyclorama', the nine-track album takes inspiration from Zetina's background as a theatre writer and producer, with the cover art, depicting the artist alongside album collaborators Cae Monāe and Mia Arevalo in an imagined theatre production.

The album includes collaborations with Violet and Bored Lord, as well as with the aforementioned Chicago artists Cae Monāe and Mia Arevalo.

In a statement about the album, which will be released on 21st October, Zetina said: "I imagine all the tracks on this as the lights and action projected onto the cyclorama. The whole album is like the cyc, a representation of the sky. Or an imagined sky. An imagined dance floor. An imagined theatrical production."

The record also draws on the artist's experiences as a trans woman. Speaking about the Cae Monāe-featuring lead single 'Have You Ever', Zetina said: "Cae and I – and many trans women – have been in so many situations where society tells cis men they cannot be with trans women and this explores that and gives power to all trans women in this situation."

The release of 'Cyclorama' on Local Action will follow the label's release of a new album from DJ Q, Est. 2003', this month.

Revisit Ariel Zetina's contribution to DJ Mag's Recognise mix series, from last year, here.