(¡STERLING! - #ALPHAQUEEN is a 2014 concept sci-fi ep by American singer/performance artist Sterling Sènia. The EP tells the story of Sterling's alter-ego Angel, a writer who becomes the leader of the #HYBRIDNATION.
It’s the year 2022, and people are more machine than ever. Cybernetic upgrades to humanity, offered at little cost, exist to eradicate human problems like hunger. The 5% have fled to the stars but the masses are left to either struggle through an apocalyptic wasteland or comply to shutting off their fatal hunger. The price? Domination by a new mechanic elite. It’s a cursed half-life where the only release is a virtual paradise people can plug into, but even utopia gets glitches.
In this dark future where horror is mitigated by being propped up in life by machinery, songwriter Angel tries to breed happiness in his music. Shy and unassuming, he continues to churn out optimism-inducing pop songs for the very corporations that breed despair. Invited to a strange party (which are mythological happenings in such a dark world) he finds himself #HYPNOTIZED
by an otherworldly woman who challenges everything he thought he knew about his perfectly ordinary life.
As Angel is lead down the rabbit hole into an alternate, or perhaps real, world of truths and secrets, his new knowledge and his new relationship are both tested by the forces that start to see the greatest threat: someone who has found the secret to real happiness instead of being fed it from on high as he evolves into ¡STERLING ! THE #ALPHAQUEEN OF THE #HYBRIDNATION.
What seems revolutionary in the future is no less psychedelic, erotic and truthful than it is now: society, at an epoch of exploring both the crazy inevitabilities and the shocking missed opportunities of both people and science, is challenging us to think about what binaries remain in place and which have been instilled there through fear and convenience.
In the 21st century the heart the body, the mind and the soul are caught in the crossfire of a debate Sterling's music seeks to heal. Viewers are invited to a mythical party of his own creation, where they too will be asked to challenge what real truly means. Sterling is an exciting sonic talent that seeks to find a brand new and exciting fusion of vocal prowess and musical meditation.
Where some use the electronic era of music to mask a lack of traditional talents, he provides both in a theatrical sound-scape that undulates for as long as it needs to finding a languid economy many more seasoned artists cannot judge as successfully. Even a slower jam like Heart Mind Body and Soul still has an internal choreography you cant deny if your body has the capacity for motion. He wants you lulled into a sense of seduced, self-sacrificing musical nirvana. And he's doing a damn good job and getting people to do just that. Listen to Hypnotized and try not to dance. I dare you!