Goth Cowgirl Brings Empowerment With Her Political Anthem, ‘Witches’2 min read

Launched on January 26, ‘Witches’ is a politically charged monitor from UK artist, Lauren Jennifer. Impressed by the specter of Roe v Wade being overturned, Lauren likens the oppression of girls to the Salem Witch trials within the US within the 18th century, deplores that the extra issues change, the extra they keep the identical.

Poignant and highly effective, ‘Witches’ addresses the persevering with grip of the patriarchy in at the moment’s society. Talking of the monitor, Lauren says,

‘I by no means thought I’d write a political tune however I used to be so offended that even on this fashionable age, the patriarchy are STILL making an attempt to strip ladies of their autonomy and basic human rights, identical to they’ve finished all through historical past, that it simply got here pouring out of me.’ 

Ingeniously using the title, ‘Witches’, Lauren instantly references the Salem Witch trials, however she’s additionally commenting on the continued oppression of girls: that in opposition to the suffragette motion for instance, and, extra just lately, #MeToo.

Whereas Lauren Jennifer’s sound could possibly be described as Americana, for ‘Witches’ she intentionally added sounds and timbres from mediaeval and warrior music.

“From the conflict drums, the strings because the tune builds to the screams and chanting. I would like individuals who hear this tune to really feel like they’ve gone by means of an virtually cinematic expertise and to really feel the feelings that ladies all through historical past have felt and proceed to really feel.”

Lauren wrote her lyrics and melody, then despatched them to John Chapman, of TGS Dwell Lounge, who added the chord construction. From there, ‘Witches’ was recorded at Black Cactus Studios in Colchester with Lauren, AJ the producer and Ben Small who performed all of the devices on the monitor. 

‘Witches’ is out now and may be streamed and downloaded right here. Discover out extra about Lauren Jennifer and her music on-line on InstagramFb, and Spotify.

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