NEW MUSIC: EILIS FRAWLEY – STATS
Berlin-based Eilis Frawley releases avant-garde and hard-hitting new single “Stats”.
Where to start?! Eilis Frawley has released yet another lapel-grabbing, shoulder-shaking slap-to-the-face in the form of new spoken word track “Stats”. Eilis manages to tackle the huge global issue of misogyny in just three minutes seventeen, layering a stark vocal over krautrock rhythms (all drums and percussion played by the songwriter herself), creating a seriously impressive and informative piece of art unlike anything you might have heard on the radio.
“It’s tiring walking with keys between your knuckles, or pretending to talk on the phone on the train station platform late at night.”
“Stats” isn’t for the closed-minded; it spouts home truths at a scary pace, each backed up by facts and – well, statistics. I encourage all of Scary’s readers, wherever you may sit on the gender spectrum, to listen carefully to all that Eilis has to say in her latest single. “Stats tells the story of the everyday hardship women encounter,” Frawley explains. “It’s tiring walking with keys between your knuckles, or pretending to talk on the phone on the train station platform late at night. We’ve developed thick skin for public life, but I’m still dreaming of a world where we don’t have to change who we are to walk out the door.”
If you’re in need of a visual to accompany the frantic nature of the song, you’re in luck! Frawley has collaborated with animator @Vlkrr on the brilliantly colourful music video for “Stats”, viewable below.
This talented and phenomenally original artist is criminally underrated, but I’m sure it won’t be long before the masses begin to catch on. If you learned a little something from “Stats”, Scary Canary encourages you to show Eilis some love on the links listed below – she’s likely to teach you even more with any forthcoming releases or exciting artistic developments…
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