At 21 years old, alternative experimental artist hurt season is already familiar with the concept of evolution. Previously known by the moniker HRT SZN, he feels like the new name and project is a more accurate reflection of himself – someone who is less afraid of criticism and more willing to be authentic. Where HRT SZN conformed, hurt season is breaking out of the box.
“’darkstar’ is that reminder that even though you don’t see the star you still follow it,” he shares. hurt season’s unique take on the emo-rap genre and the tragic, yet immensely relatable, meaning behind the song creates a unique sound that the listener will return to time and time again.
Music has been a safe space for hurt season since childhood, where his family would cruise around Mexico listening to the smooth electric guitar of Santana. Even now, whenever chaos is ensuing around him, he revisits those memories and collects himself by creating new music to process. Since he was 15, hurt season has utilized songwriting as a way to connect – with himself, with fans, with those close to him.
Inspired by the likes of XXXtentacion, 7981 Kal, and Pierce the Veil, hurt season’s music follows his experience of finding a healthy outlet through creating. After hitting a personal low, he has sought out a life through music that allows him to try, fail, and grow.
‘Darkstar’ is out now everywhere