i think you’re right, i believe it was the right choice. it’s memorable and it flips off media while giving a nod to the modern feminist movement that’s happening right now. the more i listen to it, i love it. i hope it blows up
(i also wanted to add that i believe the reason she put twerking woc in her video is to emphasize how shitty the media and popstars
like miley are when it comes to capitalizing on poc [and little people as of late] as accessories. which is why she purposefully exacerbated their dancing and licking various objects. she has been a satirical artist from day one. **with that being said, i myself am not a woc so don’t listen to me because i don’t have authority to rightly contribute to this topic)
i’m stoked on her return, don’t get me wrong. i think she sounds great and looks amazing, and even more importantly stays classic with her social commentary embedded in what she creates. I’ve only listened to the song a few times so I’ll let it marinate a bit but i agree with what some said about the autotune being a bit unnecessary and cheapening it. although, someone else said that it may be a rip on recent pop songs in of itself which i think could be brilliant if it’s true.
i think she wanted “hoh” to be another “the fear” but i’m not sure if it will resonate with people as much as that haunting frankness that embodied “the fear”
but fuck everything i said because how amazing is it to have someone take on how shitty music has been this past year. like blurred lines single-handedly crippled the human race as we know it during this past summer. yes, lets promote rape culture and commodify sexuality on unwilling participants through a catchy summer song. add boobs and farm animals and boom! it’s artistic. brilliant. so to have a very recognizable pop star go up against that bullshit is huge and to have done so in a smart song that is actually made of quality is some next level shit.
i’m so excited to hear what’s next.
GQ, 2009 Woman of the Year Issue
Lily and Mark Ronson, 2006
"It’s not an earnest ‘I’m a mum’ kind of record… it’s empowering. There’s some feminist vibes going on. It’s the same old me with a bit of swearing going on. Good choruses, key changes here and there – that’s it!"
Lily on her upcoming album [x]
(said to be released March 2014)