1. music actualized through strain; a result of
affliction; performed in the Pop idiom.
2. sad songs concealed by pretty sounds
3. genre coined by singer/writer Ashley Zarah
Red-haired, freckled, first-generation-American and Jewish-Iranian; Ashley Zarah has crafted a community where all the beautifully strange and complex are welcome. Coining the genre Dark-Pop for herself and the characters courageous enough to follow, she is on a mission to teach and heal her generation to speak their truths and enjoy their lives rather than simply surviving them. As if ushering us through an exorcism, Zarah’s dissonant pop brings to light our darkest demons, but not without burning her own on stage for the world to see; proving to audiences that no pain is worth the disposal of a life.