“I’m always working on a ‘time bomb,’ ready to blow up something. It perfectly describes PTSD. I can still close my eyes and see the abuse I experienced which led to my diagnoses – and it makes me want to start breaking stuff in my mind.”
I’m trying really hard to sit at my desk and concentrate, but this new killer track from AV Super Sunshine has my butt literally moving in the seat. It’s all kinds of Village People meets Donna Summer. Yeah, I said it.
With a diagnosis of PTSD, severe depression and anxiety disorder, AV Super Sunshine turns to music to to fuel him — like a good majority of us artists out here.
The perfect combination of the deeply personal and the engagingly universal, AV’s upcoming album Candyland features 14 songs which turns the wild story of all of his medications and medical hypnosis adventures into pure pop, rock and dance delights.
“I created it in the hopes that maybe my story could help people like me.”
True to its title, “Time Bomb” builds hypnotically towards a fiery, explosive hook. AV says, “I’m always working on a ‘time bomb,’ ready to blow up something. It perfectly describes PTSD. I can still close my eyes and see the abuse I experienced which led to my diagnoses – and it makes me want to start breaking stuff in my mind.”
AV laid the foundation for the epic Candyland project by working on electronic pop/rock recordings with Michael Bradford, whom he met while working on previous recordings at Ben Folds’ studio.
“Once the music is all released,” AV says, “I envision creating a movie based on these songs and my life – about how I got sick, about me at the shrink doing hypnosis and dosing on the anti-depressant I call Candyland, and my journey out of this cycle through music and living my musical dreams as AV Super Sunshine. Sometimes, the only way to survive this and create a meaningful live is to completely re-imagine yourself.”
Listen to the album below. AV we are sending you good vibes xx