Whenever I receive an alert about Girli in my inbox, I always take the time to check it out. Even if I don’t end up featuring her on the blog, I just can’t resist the straightforward and honest style of her lyrics. Girli is such a powerful advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community and feminism, and I really admire her for that. Her latest song, “Matriarchy,” was released last Thursday, and I found myself humming the melody instantly. I knew I had to write about it, but I decided to wait for the music video to come out because Girli’s videos are known for their bold visual style and unflinching portrayal of important issues.
I’m really excited about Girli’s latest release, “Matriarchy.” Known for her punk and alternative music styles, she’s now embracing alt-pop. I think it’s a smart move on her part, as it will help her messages about feminism, sexuality, and identity reach a wider audience. She’s no longer just a niche figure or outlier. But someone who can appeal to a more mainstream crowd without compromising her values.
“Matriarchy” begins with the lyrics…
“Kiss me because we don’t have to be sorry, for the way I love a woman and her body. You and I make our own matriarchy. When we touch, we f#ck to f#ck the patriarchy.”
In her candid style, “Matriarchy” spotlights sapphic relationships. Moreover, Girli claims that women’s love for each other is as a middle finger to patriarchy.
“Existing in the female gaze feels so liberating. When I’m in love with a woman, it feels like we’re rewriting the rules of society and creating our own brand-new world”. She states.
I immensely enjoyed watching the amazing video directed by Claryn Chong particularly, since it’s all about girl empowerment. It’s such a fierce and honest portrayal of sapphic celebration, and I feel so empowered after watching it. I especially love how the girls in the video are unapologetically themselves. It’s a truly inspiring visual, and I hope more people get to see it.
When released two years ago, MUNA‘s “Silk Chiffon” was a definite game-changer. Girli’s track “Matriarchy” takes things to a new level, however. The song and video are both so empowering, thus adding to the conversation about feminism and same-sex relationships (women). I cannot get enough of it!