In this installment of BackStory, Los Angeles' Superhumanoids share the story behind their song "Persona." Catch them tonight at The Troubador!
Persona uses Ingar Bergman's film of the same name as a reference point to explore the emotions of love, longing, and despair. The narrator in the song is conflicted - a split-personality of types - and changes their-self to please others. By the end of the song, this person regains their own confidence, shedding their persona and the baggage that comes with it.
Sonically, it is very Kraut influenced - the structure isn't standard pop and there is a lot of vamping on single notes and chords.
Leona Laurie is a “Jill of all trades.” The Eugene Register Guard once called her a public relations maven, and she sells herself as an expert in applied social media. She works with musicians, artists, and businesses to help them achieve their goals with her knowledge of marketing, public relations, and the Internets.