New single – BARBIE GIRL!
We are dropping the bomb!!! Our new single Barbie Girl!!
Haven’t we all heard “Barbie Girl”, Aqua’s cheerful, pink shimmering although ironic pop hit from the 90’s. But what is the lyrics really about?
Barbie lives in an artificial fantasy world. She is called bimbo and you can do whatever you want with her. Brush her hair, undress her anywhere, touch her perfect body and play with her whenever and how you want.
Our interpretation of the song highlights the underlying dark and skew in the lyrics.
It’s no pleasant fantasy world Barbie lives in. Under the perfect surface, patriarchal structures, absurd body ideals and double standards hide.
Barbie is called bimbo because she wants to please and adapt to the norms. She is constantly observed and judged and is always expected to be available. She should always have a smile on her lips, but she should not enjoy herself; she only exists to please others.
Last year’s viral campaign Metoo has forced society to open its eyes a bit of sexual harassment and abuse of women. But how far have we actually come when the US president, a year after Metoo, says “it’s a very scary time for young men” about the men who are being accused.
We mean that it has always been scary to be a woman, young and old. It’s time for a change, and Trump and his henchman be scared for a while!
Max Tellving – vocals
John Essing – Electric Guitar
Rasmus Nyvall – tenor sax
Göran Abelli – trombone
Recorded and mixed in Tambourine Studios, Malmö by Måns Wikenmo
Mastred by Jonas Siöström / Dynamic Audio
Cover art by Nynna by Jenny Nilsson