LP Giobbi – Amber Rose #electronic #bossanova #feminist #house

I don’t normally take tracks from artists who insist on going on about ‘hoes’ – unless they mean garden implements and horticulture doesn’t seem too prominent in dance music. But Amber Rose from LP Gobbi offers it as part of a spirited feminist anthem. The poem is set in a chunky house frame with some extra bossa nova for hip swinging goodness. Get down y’all.

Blurb: LP Giobbi introduces Animal Talk to the world with her debut single “Amber Rose” written about the feminist icon in a 2008 poem by Hermixalot. Co-produced with Computo and Tucker from SOFI TUKKER, the track’s house beat is met with Bossa Nova style horns and rests on the repetitive vocals from Hermixalot “I Amber Rose on these hoes”, as a “fuck you” anthem.

“I wrote a poem about Amber Rose when she first came into the public consciousness as Kanye West’s girlfriend in 2008. It was just when blog culture was emerging, and I was struck by the media’s portrayal of her—she was alternately dehumanized and slut-shamed for her history as an exotic dancer and completely silenced and stripped of her agency as a famous man’s companion and nothing else. Ten years later, my best friend asked me to lay something down for a track, and I kept coming back to that poem. Amber had, in the last decade, completely reclaimed her narrative. She was a feminist icon because of her Slutwalk initiative, she was an outspoken critic of the lack of intersectionality in MSM feminism, and she was a thriving CEO and mother. So, the song for me is about reclaiming the world’s gaze, which is especially important in this moment in time when women of color, sex workers, queers refuse to be silent anymore in the face of oppression. “I Amber Rose on these hoes” is an encouragement to send a “fuck you” to anyone who doubts your agency, or tries to put you into a specific box that makes them comfortable, while ignoring your humanity and your power. I don’t think I would’ve laid down this track for a male producer, because the message would’ve been lost. The fact that I—a Black, queer, woman—was able to team up with LP—a white, cis-, straight woman—and make an anthem about empowering the “others” of society reiterates the importance of representation, which brings the message of the song full circle.” – Hermixalot

~ by acidted on April 28, 2018.

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