With the electronic music community’s well-known and constant push for human rights, it wasn’t long before artists started to incorporate straightforward political messages into their beats. Seattle producers Crater have done just that. On “MYBODY,” the duo’s Ceci Gomez and Kessiah Gordon turn the infamous Women’s March chant, “my body, my choice,” into a techno feminist anthem. To further the duo’s cause, 100% of the proceeds made from “MYBODY” downloads will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
Crater told The FADER, “‘MYBODY’ was written in the wake of the election as a way of processing something so inexplicably tragic and frightening… Fundamental human rights should never have to be regarded as freedoms we take for granted, and yet we must fight to defend them. We will not be silenced.”
The message of the song is blatant, with the anger-fueled lyrics “I’ve been fooled once or twice / I am done being nice” leading into its aggressive climax.
Evidenced by the duo’s Instagram account, Gomez and Gordon are long-time advocates of human rights. Their music tends to blend electronic elements with an indie-pop sensibility, favoring melodic synths and heartfelt lyrics.
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