Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Trouble in Paradise, Sep 28, 2020.
But.... where are they?
I gave this a higher score than everything on the Clairo album dddd
Poor Sofia and Bags...
There are some points you have made. Let me add Memento there too. The rest of the album is stellar nonetheless!
The taste is non-existent
Ok...clearly ya'll don't appreciate a late 90s/early 2000s teen movie soundtrack throwback bop.
Sofia got a good score mainly cos I didn't want to get killed but oops on Bags
Bags is top 3 material that much is true!
Well, I scored it higher than 112 other songs in this rate.
Some of you have never assailed your pains to the YA YA YA YA YA YA and it shows
None of the main albums should be losing songs yet whaaaat!
When I’m listening to the Clairo album I stan it intensely. And then I go months forgetting she released an album.
Support a queer owned business!!
104. "Peaches and Scream" by imbi the girl feat. Genesis Owusu
Number One Fan: 9.5 x 1 (@Trouble in Paradise ) 9 x 2 (@fatyoshi @TéléDex)
This Goes Away and They Don't Mind: 2 x 1 (@Lost Boy) 4 x 1 (@Ana Raquel)
My Score: 9.5
You’re a peach but I’m a vine, no time to eat, I need to climb
I have to say I did not expect this sweet song to bomb out before the Top 100! I thought this song had EVERYTHING but maybe it just had too much going on? Imbi the girl is an Australian poet and singer and the stage name of Imbar Nassi. They identify as nonbinary and in case you were wondering, I do have a quote about their name!
As someone who identifies as non-binary, why did you choose the name imbi the girl?
To be totally frank, my gender crisis as I like to call it, pretty much occurred at the same time as my music launch. At the time, I was really just figuring it out for myself, let alone coming out and feeling comfortable having these conversations in industry settings. imbi the girl was meant to be really empowering, which it was and still is, and I still advocate for more femmes to the front and I still think it’s an important and powerful name, but also because I am now out as non-binary, it’s kind of ironic, even though I think that irony is lost on the masses. Before I forget, what are your pronouns?
Cool. But yeah, when I first came out, I had this moment with my friends where I was like, ‘Fuck, my artist name is imbi the girl, how confusing and conflicting!’ My friends sat me down and were like, ‘Girl doesn’t even mean anything.’ It’s just more binary bullshit I don’t need to buy into. It’s a big fuck you to the system, to the confines of language and the fact that that’s our primary form of communication which is inaccessible in and of itself. I could go on and on, but that was really comforting — to realise I could use this as a statement. People do seem to struggle with that sort of discourse when you’re first coming into it, though.
What a glorious fuck you to the binary! It’s almost as sweet as imbi’s vocals on “peaches & scream.” It should come as no surprise that imbi is influenced by Amy Winehouse as her vocals and production touches give that contemporary soul flair. Imbi’s music and her journey as an artist was opened up by a trip she took as she explained:
That really only really happened two or three years ago. When I graduated, I went on a little gap year program in Israel and Palestine for ten months with my youth movement where we volunteered in lower socioeconomic areas of the country and learned a lot about the conflict, and socialism, by living in socialist communes. It was really interesting, and when I came back, it was a major period of readjustment that led to my queer self-discovery and embodiment of imbi the girl and decision to pursue music. There was an element of responsibility that came with all of that because I realised that if I was going to take this seriously and say what I wanted to say, I needed to change my message. I needed to empower people. Dwelling in sadness is important, processing emotions is really, really important, but that’s not the only thing I want to bring to the table. So it pushed me to work on myself in a big way and find these new avenues of expression that help me say something more powerful and more activating, in a way, than just experiencing sadness.
What do you want people to take away from your music?
I think I want them to walk away with a bit of hope. The last few weeks for me, and for a lot of the people that I know, have been really, really difficult. Australia just went through its federal election and we have liberals back in power, so the queer and spiritual communities in Sydney are in a lot of pain. Everyone’s feeling hopeless, and I want people to listen to my music and firstly feel like they’re not alone, that there is solidarity in that darkness, but also, that we have the power collectively to really change the world. It’s a big message to get across, but I’m going to keep trying.
Imbi the girl, I feel ya! There’s such a fruitful dissonance between day to day living with the grander struggles of our time that the best artists really wrestle with and create out of. All of which is to say, “peaches & scream” is a gorgeous song that transmutes itself flawlessly between rapping, poetry, and singing. I’m glad those of you with taste agreed!
High scorer @TéléDex gives us the definition of a back handed compliment: This song is decent, but the vocalist has such personality when they talk, especially just before the end. i think that’s why I’m rating this high
And just about the only other piece of commentary is @LE0Night (4.5) shadily calling them "imbi the clown"
Ddd. I see what you did there with that title. I actually quite liked this song.
There are plenty of pretty average album tracks on Saves The World, but I know this place is full of Little Munsters so I don't expect most people will agree with me dd
Interesting, as I'm the complete opposite. I think it's a vibe for most of the song and then imbi serves indie girl introduces us to her kitchen and a completely shoehorned monologue that I feel could've been incorporated/sung-talked to the melody right before. It takes me out of the song too harshly
The reference to the legendary Peaches in the title. the talent!!!!!!!
Fff I gave this a 5 so bye!!
Oh no! And we were doing so well... lowkey I should shut my trap and be glad that the highest score I lost so far is 8 dd
What's that? After kicking out a 9.5 I have to kick out a 10?! Oh right, this is the part of the rate full of pain and agony!
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