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Unveiling Superfan’s Musical Odyssey: “Twilight Living” and the Journey to ‘Tow Truck Jesus’

  • May 4, 2024
  • 3 min read
Unveiling Superfan’s Musical Odyssey: “Twilight Living” and the Journey to ‘Tow Truck Jesus’

Superfan, twilight living, indie rock
Superfan, the artistic moniker of Kali Flanagan, unveils his latest sonic offering, “Twilight Living,” accompanied by a visually captivating music video helmed by director G.W. Sailor. Born from a state of dissociation following a brush with vehicular mishap, Flanagan’s newest single delves deep into his odyssey within the enigmatic labyrinth of Los Angeles. Through a lens of heightened self-awareness, he traverses the superficial terrains devoid of genuine emotional sustenance, grappling with the ensuing shadows of shame and a profound yearning for obscurity.

In “Twilight Living,” Superfan lays bare his personal odyssey, weaving intricate narratives akin to exposed nerve endings. With a sagacity that belies its chronological distance, the track resonates as a poignant chronicle of Flanagan’s voyage into self-discovery. This introspective journey, marked by previous singles like “Your Desire in Food,” “Sewn Up and Handsome,” and “75 Germany,” forms the nucleus of his forthcoming debut opus, “Tow Truck Jesus,” slated for release on June 28th via Nettwerk.

Anticipation mounts as Superfan announces a series of album release extravaganzas set to unfold in July, gracing iconic locales such as NYC, San Francisco, and LA. These events promise to be immersive sonic experiences, complemented by the melodic stylings of supporting acts Quiet Light, Operelly, and Autobahn.

Crafted between the seasons of 2022 and 2023, “Tow Truck Jesus” emerges as an 11-track magnum opus, chronicling Flanagan’s metamorphosis amidst the backdrop of Hormone Replacement Therapy and the tumult of nascent manhood. His vocal timbre, now imbued with a gravelly resonance, serves as a testament to his evolution, mirroring the harmonious convergence of self-acceptance and romantic exploration.

Musically, “Tow Truck Jesus” exudes a nostalgic charm reminiscent of indie rock’s intimate heyday in the early 2000s, characterized by overdriven detuned guitars and Casio keyboards. Superfan’s multifaceted artistry takes center stage, with Flanagan assuming roles as singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Collaborative efforts with luminaries such as Tony Berg and producer Gabriel Wax lend depth and nuance to the album’s sonic tapestry.

A departure from convention, Flanagan adopts a minimalist ethos during the songwriting process, eschewing complexity in favor of raw, stripped-down compositions. The album’s title, a whimsical nod to a shared jest between Flanagan and his father, Patrick, adds a touch of levity to the profound introspection woven throughout.

As the release date draws near, aficionados are encouraged to immerse themselves in the haunting melodies of “Twilight Living” and secure their pre-orders for “Tow Truck Jesus.” With live performances on the horizon and the promise of more Superfan magic in the offing, the musical landscape awaits with bated breath.

Upcoming Live Dates:
*= w/ Quiet Light
^= w/ Operelly
+= w/ Autobahn

7/10 – Somerville, MA @ The Rockwell*
7/11 – New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right*
7/12 – Washington, DC @ DC9*
7/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord^+
7/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo+
7/18 – San Diego, CA @ The House of Blues (Voodoo Room)+

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Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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