Hand Solo, the song against the taboos of female autoerotism

Hand Solo, the song against the taboos of female autoerotism

Anna Cardaci · 1 month ago · Music

In the female world, you know, there are an infinity of taboos. Questions a bit uncomfortable where every time they are addressed, women feel embarrassed. Millages, sex, and many others are just a small part of them. What more women accumulate, however, and what can be defined as the King of taboos, is certainly masturbation. In general, the whole world of sexuality is a difficult subject for a woman to express. It’s easy for a man to talk about it. Probably because inexplicable social dynamics have been established so that expressing something about this very intimate subject can put many women in awe.

For this reason Marika Hackman, an English singer, wrote Hand Solo, a song taken from the album Any Human Friend, released last August whose lyrics seem to be a real hymn to female masturbation. This celebrates the theme by offering a sort of accusation to the strongly masculine society in which we have always lived.

The track is also accompanied by a direct video of the director Samuel J. Bailey who wanted to make a short film of almost four minutes. Here the subject is treated with a lot of irony and with metaphors that represent in an abstract way the act of masturbation from the beginning to the end. Although very explicit, the film is not vulgar and does not present scenes that are too strong. Inside there are hands that caress objects such as cakes, sinks, clothespins, sheets, cappuccinos, fans, etc.. Hand Solo’s video begins with a quote from Susie Bright, an American journalist and writer who is very active on the feminist front:

Behind every erotic conviction is a fiery hypocrite.

For the project, Marika Hackman and Bailey also anonymously collected thoughts and stories about masturbation by women. These appear at the end of the film as if they were the end credits.

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Listen to “Oceano,” Don Said’s new single!

Listen to “Oceano,” Don Said’s new single!

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Music

Nicolò was born in 1999 in Catania, where his passion for music and writing immediately emerged and, inspired by one of the characters in the famous film La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz, he officially adopted the stage name Don Said
After a period of live performances and peak, he decided to move to Milan, where his career continued and intensified. 

Today, after a series of singles including “Socio” and “Non mi disturbare“, Don Said is ready to begin a new journey and does so with “Oceano“. 
Produced by Collater.al and distributed by The Orchard, the song differs from the previous ones both for the musicality and the content. 

Don Said | Collater.al

The text, through a strong metaphor, recounts the wearisome relationship with addictions as if it were a love relationship that, on the contrary of doing well to both sides, destroys one of them. 

Eri ciò che mi uccideva e ciò che mi faceva vivere
Mi hai tolto dal delirio, non eri una qualunque:
Eri ciò che mi serviva per non perdere il controllo.

The words find their perfect position on the sad and melancholic atmospheres evoked by the instrumental, produced by Federico Maccherone and Thomas Feriero, enhanced by the guitar played by Don Said himself. 

Con te è tutto più sereno
Sto annegando in questo oceano
Siamo antidoto e Veleno
E siamo ciò che ci manca,
Ciò che ci manca, siamo ciò che ci manca

A song like this could not help but be accompanied by a video clip just as good as the expectations. Directed by Enrico Cerovac and with the artistic direction of Marco Aurelio Mendia and Andrea “Muten” Carveni, the video brilliantly manages to show what the text tells, alternating scenes in wide-open spaces with scenes indoors, which restore that sense of oppression given by addictions. 

I have told myself many times to tell this story, to try to let off steam and lighten its weight with music. I never wanted to do it because I don’t like to talk about what afflicts me, not even with the people I love. This piece was written more with the brain than with the heart, I looked for all the points of encounter between the true story behind it and a love story.

Listen to Oceano and watch the video below! 

PH: Marco Aurelio Mendia

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Bubba, Kaytranada’s latest album released on December 13

Bubba, Kaytranada’s latest album released on December 13

Anna Cardaci · 1 month ago · Music

It was the year 2016 when Louis Kevin Celestin, aka Kaytranada, released his latest studio album titled 99.9%. After 3 years of absence the American artist, record producer, and DJ decided to return to the music scene announcing the release of Bubba, his latest studio work that will be available for purchase from December 13 next. The release was anticipated by the 10% song made with Kali Uchis – an American singer – and by a tweet published by Kaytranada in which he said that the album was “finished”.

He later formalized the release of his project during the Intersect Music Festival in Las Vegas in early December. In his work, there will be other collaborations including that with Pharrell Williams, Mick Jenkins, Tinashe, Estelle, Charlotte Day Wilson, GoldLink, SiR.

Bubba | Collater.al 1

The album contains 17 tracks and you can pre-order it on the official website of the American artist and listen to his first single extracted on Spotify!

1. DO IT
2. The Music feat. Iman Omari
3. Go DJ feat. SiR
4. Gray Area feat. Mick Jenkins
5. Puff Lah
6. 10% feat. Kali Uchis
7. Need It feat. Masego
8. Taste feat. VanJess
9. Oh No feat. Estelle
10. What You Need feat. Charlotte Day Wilson
11. Vex Oh feat. GoldLink, Eight9fly, & Ari PenSmith
12. Scared To Death
13. Freefall feat. Durand Bernarr
14. Culture feat. Teedra Moses
15. The Worst In Me feat. Tinashe
16. September 21
17. Midsection feat. Pharrell Williams

Bubba | Collater.al 1
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CHARLES MANSON (BUON NATALE2)’s video is here!

CHARLES MANSON (BUON NATALE2)’s video is here!

Anna Cardaci · 1 month ago · Music

UPDATE 11 DECEMBER:
The official video of CHARLES MANSON (BUON NATALE2) has been released! Watch it below!

Today, Friday, December 6, was released the new single by Salmo: CHARLES MANSON (BUON NATALE2) (MERRY CHRISTMAS2) in collaboration with Lazza, Dani Faiv, and Nitro. About six years have passed since the release of Buon N* freestyle, a track produced together with colleagues Gemitaiz and Madman that, published on Christmas Eve, became a sort of anthem against everything that encloses this holiday.
CHARLES MANSON (BUON NATALE2) was made by Stabber, a music producer from L’Aquila together with Salmo and is contained in Playlist Live, the album that includes eleven live performances of almost all the tracks contained in Playlist, also enriched by Papparapà RMX, a track by Nerone in which he took part with Gemitaiz and was later revisited by the producer from Abruzzo.

Salmo | Collater.al 3

For the launch of the last date of the tour to be held in San Siro Stadium on June 14, 2020, Salmo has decided to create a classic advertising campaign with a billboard displayed on the Naviglio Grande in Milan. This, however, as Salmo says on his Instagram profile, was immediately removed by the City as it was considered a little too “splatter”. Despite this inconvenience, Salmo manages to close 2019 full of successes and awards, sold outs and new collaborations.

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Sugar, Brockhampton’s s surreal video

Sugar, Brockhampton’s s surreal video

Anna Cardaci · 1 month ago · Music

The Texas hit hop music group Brockhampton, after Saturation and Iridescence, released on August 23, 2019, the last studio work called Ginger. The latter is composed of 12 tracks from which they extracted the first single, Sugar, and yesterday, December 10, 2019, the video clip was released.

Most of the band’s videos are actually a bit strange but that maybe beats them all. The short film, directed by Kevin Abstract – the group’s voice, producer and creative director – starts with a scene in which a boy and girl have sex and are interrupted by an alien. Yes, you read it right. But that’s not the oddity of the video. After a few seconds, the alien shoots the boy in the head making him explode in the brain and the screams of the frightened girl are heard all over the world.
This first surreal scene sets the tone for the rest of the short where inside we can see alien invasions, the singer Matt Champion singing in a hellish scenario and then move on to Kevin Abstract who is hanging from the ceiling with a mass of “alien liquid” green.

In a series of Tweets, the vocalist felt a bit obliged to explain their work. In fact, Kevin recounts how the rather bizarre concept was born, claiming that this came to mind following a dream he had.

About the video of Sugar, we will surely remember, not so much for the strangeness but for the beginning a bit ‘splatter, like Tarantino.

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