Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Actor - Girls Do

Leeds-based alt-pop trio Actor, fronted by powerhouse vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Louisa Osborn, alongside collaborating producer Chris Mulligan and drummer Ste Anderson, make a very welcome return today with their first new offering of 2016 called "Girls Do", and what an offering it is. The track takes a stab at sexism and chauvinist attitudes in music while also saluting feminism, a stance that Louisa has held onto throughout her career and has recently earned her the support from PRS Foundation Women Make Music.

Speaking on the track, Louisa says:

"'Girls Do' was written in part out of frustration. If you're a sexy woman that stands on a stage wearing a full PVC skin clinging body suit, then you can be sexualized and treated as an object. If you're a sexy woman that wears an XL band tee and a pair of jeans, then you're sexualized and treated as an object. It's just about doing whatever the fuck you want. If you want to wear lipstick on your teeth instead of your lips because you can't do it right and don't feel like being like everyone else, then that's fine. If you want to walk on stage with a see-through top on because YOU think it looks good, then that's fine too."

Listen to "Girls Do" below.

Premiere via The Fader.


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