Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Listen to new Anouk single 'Wigger'

That's correct - Anouk has released new material even though her previous album, the magnificent Sad Singalong Songs came out what, four months ago? Not that there is anything to complain what it comes to getting new stuff. The single, titled "Wigger", is musically a more 'traditional' Anouk song (compared to the previous album anyway) but has a banjo(?) riff played throughout the track. It's no "Birds" but it's quite interesting nevertheless. Lyrically it tells a story of a self-proclaimed "true blond proud wigger / born & raised in the suburbs". And before you go google it yourself: a 'wigger' is a white person who imitates typically 'black' culture (such as hip hop). The term itself is a portmanteau of white (or wannabe) + nigger. While the expression can be considered derogatory, Anouk wishes to challenge that kind of thinking - here's what she wrote about the song title on her Facebook page.

So there you have it. It's all bullshit.

On a different note, I find it amusing that all the artists are releasing 'lyric videos' these days. I guess they've become a thing lately.

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