Resilient R&B artist Anne Dereaux treads through turmoil on her debut EP Book of Lolita. On the heels of her vivid single, "mo[u]rning," Dereaux works through emotional and social unrest over the project's six moving tracks. On "123," her inflections illustrate the conflict in making risky decisions to provide for a child. And on "rock away," she swims through heartbreak.
"We can all relate to how it feels to be broken by life, and I wanted to create a larger narrative about what happens when one is repeatedly broken," Dereaux told The FADER over email.
"What makes good people do bad things, as a result of personal heartbreak, or as result of being disenfranchised. What are the consequences? I created a character to tell that story, Lolita. When you listen, try to imagine this as the score of a movie; following the life of a good girl who got hurt a few too many times, and took a few wrong turns."