NYC’s Pumpkin Paradise Share A Haunting Echo of Burma's Unrest in ‘A Quiet Place’

Emerging from New York City’s bustling music scene, Pumpkin Paradise, a Burmese band led by singer-songwriter couple Su Pyae Oo and Hein Htet, has shared their latest heartfelt single, ‘A Quiet Place’. The track, their fourteenth to date, marks the fourth release from The Angry Burman Show productions this year.

Far from a peaceful retreat, ‘A Quiet Place’ is a raw, emotional exploration of the turmoil that engulfed Burma in 2021 following the military coup. Hein Htet's lyrics, rooted in personal experience, paint a chilling picture of violence and despair.

It’s an electronic anthem that pulsates with melodic energy and polished vocals that exude raw honesty. The song's lyrical content paints a vivid picture of the violence and desperation that engulfed Burma during the 2021 protests against the military coup. Hein's lyrics, "Broken homes, Burning cars, You're all alone, Scared to your bones," encapsulate the fear and hopelessness that permeated the streets.

‘A Quiet Place’ is more than just a song; it's a stark testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. As Htet sings, "Just don’t get your hopes up, nobody's coming", it's a poignant reminder of the isolation and desperation felt by many in Burma.

Htet, whose music draws heavily on his difficult upbringing in an abusive household and experiences as a DV lottery winner, has found solace and purpose in songwriting. It’s this magic that lies deep at the heart of ‘A Quiet Place’, adding emotion and weight to ensure it hits just right.

The track is available on all major streaming platforms, offering listeners a haunting yet powerful glimpse into the heart of a country in crisis. Pumpkin Paradise's music is a testament to the power of art to give voice to the voiceless and to shed light on the darkest corners of human experience.

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