Hell Raiser” is the newest single by emerging LGBTQ pop artist, Joel Christian. An energetic dance track filled with gritty synthesizers, heavy drops, simplistic lyrics, and mysterious glitches – “Hell Raiser” personifies Christian’s niche of dark-pop music. The first single from his highly anticipated debut EP (releasing later this year), “Hell Raiser” is the perfect innovative dirty night club dance song that serves as an anthem for finding your inner confidence and releasing all of your fears.

Christian’s newest track shines a light on his desire to create escapism through pop culture and dark mysterious fantasy. A “Hell Raiser” is someone that causes trouble and is somewhat of a rule-breaker, and through this single, that is exactly what Christian does – breaks the rules and creates his own fresh aesthetic of pop music.

The Los Angeles-based electronic-pop musician is emerging as the LGBTQ community’s next artist to watch with his fresh breed of pop identity, unapologetically creating music that celebrates the diverse and offers a safe musical escape. With only a few single releases under his belt, Christian’s music has already spread globally with fans based in over 40 different countries. Most widely received in the USA and major European countries with over 113K streams on Spotify, Christian’s music video “Rise From The Grave” continued to launch him into the dark-electro-pop scene.

Christian has created a dark fantasy that he lives in through his artistry with an eclectic genre of electronic pop with a dark twist. The emerging artist takes his visuals to the next level to showcase a horror aesthetic that makes pop music simultaneously feel fun and mysterious. With over 11K+ followers on Instagram, Joel Christian is paving his own way for a new era in pop culture and using his platform to create a dark-pop musical escape for those that need it.

Christian comments, “As an artist, I will always fight for equality and freedom of expression because too many times this industry can reject and mistreat the most creative people alive.  My platform as an artist is building a world where imagination and creativity are looked at as a power instead of a nuisance. Use your gift and never be ashamed of who you are and let magic inside of you pour out into the world.”

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Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.