Get Jealous – Lipstick (Radicalis Music)

Get Jealous – Lipstick (Radicalis Music)

Hailing from the Netherlands garage punk / Riot Grrrl band Get Jealous deal with attacks on identity on new single Lipstick – check out the video which goes alongside. 

Get JealousArtist: Get Jealous
Track: Lipstick
Label: Radicalis Music
Release: 24 December 2020
Find it: Spotify

There’s a nuanced sneer simmering with the joy of liberation and self in the sing-song threat to ‘smear your lipstick’ on the latest single from Get Jealous.

The tone is everything here, lifting this track with the powerful energy of knowing and keeping your boundaries weaving through the bratty garage punk sound.

The single, Lipstick, follows on from previous release Aah, a much softer and sparser track melodically for the most part with that voice and that energy – introspective here – centred before harsh cacophony sweeps it all away. Lipstick may well be steadier, holding constant throughout its 3 minutes but its no less exciting for it, its theme no less resonant for all who’ve struggled to accept and be accepted for themselves.

‘You really think that you can dress me up? I’m not your puppet / not your little toy’

Sharing the video just before Christmas the band said on Facebook, “Even though there might be less family sitting at the dinner table this year, Christmas can still feel like a huge burden when it comes to being able to be yourself around your family.

“We wrote a song about that struggle and made a video in which we gave Lotta a HUGE makeover to show unsupportive people how ridiculous it is to try to change someone into something they are just not meant to be.”

Lipstick by Get Jealous is the second single to be taken from their forthcoming EP, Worried, which will be released on Radicalis Music. In 2020 they released EP Easily which you can find here.

Find Get Jealous: Facebook | Spotify | Bandcamp

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Sarah Lay is editor of Popoptica.
A long-standing music journalist she's also co-founder of independent record label Reckless Yes, an author of novels, and when not messing around with words and music, a digital strategist.
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