Nocturnal, the dynamic and emotionally charged sophomore album from Los Angeles-based alt-pop multi-media artist MOTHICA is out now via Heavy Heart Records – her imprint with Rise Records/BMG.
While MOTHICA’s self-released 2020 debut record Blue Hour was inspired by the final moments before darkness takes over the sky, Nocturnal descends into nighttime, reflecting on MOTHICA’s strange relationship with sleep. At seventeen tracks, Nocturnal evokes the imagery and feeling of the late-night hours and follows an ethereal narrative that explores the darker aspects of her mind. The album also explores MOTHICA’s relationship with sobriety, mental health, and sexual assault. The album’s interludes are voiced by a live-action moth character designed by MOTHICA herself.
Today MOTHICA, who has co-directed all the music videos and creatively directed all Nocturnal visual aspects, shares the music video for the album’s title track. The video for “NOCTURNAL” brings together all the visual aspects released for the album thus far with a sinister flair. Watch it HERE.
MOTHICA will be touring this summer with Coheed and Cambria, and Alkaline Trio beginning July 12 in Miami, FL. Tickets are on sale now. MOTHICA will also be making an appearance at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento this fall. For more information, visit
MOTHICA TOUR DATES
7/12 Miami, FL FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park
7/13 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/15 Houston, TX 713 Music Hall
7/16 New Braunfels, TX Whitewater Amphitheater
7/17 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
7/19 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
7/23 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
7/24 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/26 Washington, DC The Anthem
7/27 Philadelphia, PA The Liacouras Center
7/29 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
7/30 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium
8/1 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE Outdoors
8/2 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Festival Grounds
8/3 Toronto, ON RBC Echo Beach
8/5 Minneapolis, MN The Armory
8/6 Bridgeview, IL SeatGeek Stadium
8/7 St Louis, MO Saint Louis Music Park
8/9 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
8/10 Salt Lake City, UT The Lot at The Complex
8/12 Los Angeles, CA The Shrine LA Outdoors
8/13 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater
8/14 Berkeley, CA. Greek Theatre
8/16 Seattle, WA Marymoor Park
8/17 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
10/8 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
Growing up in Oklahoma, MOTHICA found openly talking about mental health struggles to be taboo and looked to the internet for a sense of community. Though MOTHICA has been writing music since she was a kid, she did not begin pursuing music until she was 18, producing and releasing her songs independently online. Embarking on a journey of self-expression and exploration through music, MOTHICA has since released a handful of EPs, countless singles, Blue Hour (2020), and Nocturnal (2022). On Nocturnal, MOTHICA creates alt-pop music that is equal parts heavy and hopeful.
Making catchy songs about complex subject matters, MOTHICA has racked up 200M+ global streams and has collaborated with artists like nothing,nowhere., Royal & the Serpent, Au/Ra, Polyphia, and MEMBA. She has built a passionate fanbase that connects with her openness on past traumas, battle with depression, and sobriety. MOTHICA seeks to challenge stigmas surrounding mental health with her inspiring message, using music as an outlet to depict a shared experience that anyone could relate to.
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