New Music To Know This Week: ABIR Tangoes Away From Bad Love, Shingai Goes Home & More
This 16-year-old from Ohio is out of the gate swinging with a bleak, blunt song that extols the heartbreak you feel when you’re young; it’s all-consuming and dark as fuck. But, at the same time, she has no problem pointing out the flaws in whoever left her. It hurts. It’s about time for a new generation of women’s rage to come out in music, it’s been too long since
women were publicly angry on the radio in the ’90s. It’s time for the world to have to look at our anger and examine how their actions weigh on us as a result. KIITA may be the harbinger of a musical movement like that — she’s already playing with conventions around behavior for young, attractive women and it’s pretty badass.