Listen to the first single of the new self titled LP Smile Swamp Princess
You may be asking yourself WHAT in the HECK is SMILE SWAMP PRINCESS?
In short it is a glitter, glam rock, mystical and magical story told through the form of a rock opera. Filled with poetic speech and epic rainbow rock love songs, they tell the tale of the Swamp princess and her quest for love and sense of purpose.
Composers Justin Johnson and Megan Lui met while drinking an IPA at a local watering hole. It was during that first meeting that a crazed wizard with red hair ran by and threw song dust in their faces. They were outraged, and knew not what to do, until Justin’s piano hands started quivering and Megan’s pipes started tremblin’ so they wrote, and SMILE SWAMP PRINCESS was born.
Co-creator Molly Brolin then swooped in to iron out their scattered splattered art brains and shake up the story with a group of visual artists, designers, directors, writers, and filmmakers.
The Smile Swamp Princess band creates a sound that is raw and beautiful. Megan’s rich voice is the icing on the cake; sweet, soulful and electric. Justin’s piano heavy melodies are the driving force, accompanied by lyrics of junkyards and love sung with a grow and a howl. Ben Larroquette’s baritone guitar grind is low and rumbling, with occasional glitchy offsets that ricochet around while Jorn Bielfeldt creates layers of experimental cosmic rhythms on the drums.