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Are You ‘Angry Too’? Lola Blanc's Sinister Feminist Rage Pop Anthem Is Here
LOLA BLANC'S 'ANGRY TOO' IS A FEMINIST RAGE POP ANTHEM SET TO DARK, SWIRLING ELECTRO-POP
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (April 30) — Lola Blanc is angry — and she’s got good reason to be. The independent singer/songwriter, political activist, former child ventriloquist and cult survivor has unveiled her first single of 2019, “Angry Too,” and it’s a fiery, darkly powerful pop statement.
Produced by Bleu McAuley (Demi Lovato, Michelle Branch) and set to a swirling, twisted trip-pop soundscape, “Angry Too” (out via We Are: The Guard) is a visceral gut-punch in song form. Written about Lola’s many harrowing experiences facing sexism and misogyny in the entertainment industry, the urgent electro-pop track captures the inimitable sense of anxiety, frustration and rage that comes with simply existing as a woman in a restrictive and oftentimes violent patriarchy.
Premiered on L’Officiel USA (April 29), the magazine hails “Angry Too” as a “dark, electronic meets spooky … song that prepares women for battle.” The publication continues, “The song encapsulates the frightening, maddening and confusing feelings felt by many women,” adding that Lola “uses her own personal experiences to relate to the masses.”
Lola wrote “Angry Too” not long after the height of the #MeToo movement in 2018. “The song wasn't intended to be about the movement specifically, but the constant outings of abusers brought up all this anger and cumulative trauma I hadn't fully dealt with,” she shares. “Several men who had crossed a line with me were either publicly or privately outed as having assaulted other women, and the sheer number of people who didn't respect my boundaries throughout my life really hit me. I was so mad: At the men, at their enablers, at myself, at the system and the culture that had normalized these victimizations.”
Photo: Danin “Deathcats” Jacquay
ABOUT LOLA BLANC
Lola Blanc is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, director, political activist, former child ventriloquist and cult survivor whose music reflects the emotive, feminine theatricality of Tori Amos fused with the the vaudevillian drama of Tom Waits and the glossy edge of early Gwen Stefani. Her music has been featured by PAPER, Billboard, MTV, i-D, Refinery29, Playboy, Ryan Seacrest, V magazine,Vibe, Idolator and more. In 2013, she co-wrote Britney Spears’ single “Ooh La La.” In 2015, she appeared on American Horror Story: Hotel. In 2019, she co-launched Fatale Collective, an LA-based feminist independent collective for womxn horror creatives.