Kristin Kontrol has just released a new single “(Don’t) Wannabe” from her upcoming debut album X-Communicate, due out May 27th through Sub Pop. Formerly known as Dee Dee from the Rock group Dum Dum Girls, Kristin Welchez is starting a solo career of her own to begin with what originally inspired her and see what blooms.
“(Don’t) Wannabe” is the third single from the upcoming album. It possesses a similar rock feel to that of Kristin’s Dum Dum Girls music said Spin. It has a definite 80’s vibe to it as well, setting her apart in an entirely new and fitting persona.
“The first music I felt was mine was ‘80s and ‘90s pop, but rock’n’roll was what motivated me to actually make music. Like most people, I love a wide spectrum of music. So with Kristin Kontrol I just wanted to unite it all.” Said Welchez “I feel free. I had to excommunicate myself to be able to explore. Even if I have to rebuild my whole career, I’d rather work tirelessly then feel stagnant. I feel excited again, and you can’t put a price on that.”