Originally from Spain and Denmark, The Controversy is a Electro Psychedelic duo based in Los Angeles, CA.
The Controversy's sound is influenced by artists like St Vincent, Beck, Air, Miike Snow, Portishead, Bjork and Massive Attack and has been described as a "seamless mash up of electronica with psychedelic rock". The Controversy's newest single "Queen of Chinatown" was released on Sep 26th 2014 and their second album "Don't Count On Me" is set to be released on Winter 2015.
The Controversy's first album "Real" won them the title of "Artist of the Year 2012" at Artists In Music Awards and "Best Alternative Song of 2012" at Hollywood Music in Media Awards for their single "Real" and has received critical acclaimed reviews, describing it as “stunning”, “off the hook”, “rich songs with powerful lyrics and musical serenity”, “moving and captivating”, “refreshing change from the overproduced pop” and “unique, powerfully emotional, honest and ethereal”.
The Controversy also writes music for film, TV and video games and some of their credits include a song placement in the TV show “The Bridge”, the creation and production of the theme song for the Sundance Winner Director Amin Matalqa’s feature film “Strangely In Love”, the theme song for the video game “Monaco” “Can’t Resist” in collaboration with Grammy nominee Austin Wintory and the theme song for the feature film “Last Flight” in collaboration with the award winner composer Garry Schyman among others. The Controversy has also been sponsored as SONY’s best independent bands of Los Angeles.
Supporters of gay rights, The Controversy is also the LGBTQ Person of The Year 2012 [+]