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Jeantalon Has Made her Unflinchingly Empowering Hip Hop Debut with “Gutta”

https://open.spotify.com/track/02HJX9WVXycFEalJC3dsWl

If anyone is looking for tips on how to get the perfect amount of grind into their Hip Hop tracks, hit play on Jeantalon’s debut single “Gutta” and grab a pen.

Gutta is a track which you immediately connect with. It’s raw, honest, and full of unflinching attitude which leaves you the impression that Jeantalon has got plenty to say. And you’d be quite right in that assumption.

Her debut single is an extension of her advocation for women to empower themselves and break free from the moulds which society tries to force us into. Quite honestly, as soon as I hit play, her empowered energy hit me and started to resonate in the same way as when I listen to an old 90s Riot Grrrl record. Any fans of Peaches will definitely want Jeantalon on their radars.

Gutta gives the essential invitation to women to own their sexuality and feel good about themselves as they try to be the best version of themselves. And that version is one which doesn’t need any exterior validation and one which throws away oppressive gender roles.

Did I just find a favourite Hip Hop artist of 2019? I think I did.

You can check out Gutta for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Choked Up – Home: Riot Grrrl Attitude Meets Punchy Pop Punk Rhythm

https://chokedup.bandcamp.com/track/home-2

I got pretty excited to hear Babes in Toyland are releasing new material. I got even more excited to discover an up and coming band exuding the same raw, unfalteringly visceral Riot Grrrl energy.

Brooklyn-based fascism-overthrowing Queercore Punk artist Choked Up has recently released their latest single “Home”. The bouncing rhythms make it all too easy to share in the same dynamic energy of the track while the guitar solos make it all too evident that that Choked Up is a powerhouse outfit.

There’s a rarely found expressive animation within Cristy C. Road’s vocals which is boundlessly resonant. If you’re looking for empowering tracks to add to your playlists, it’s safe to say that there are few as efficacious in enabling you to harness your angst as Home.

Stream and download Home via Bandcamp. Or, you can watch the music video via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast