Today is the release of emerging Filipina-Canadian singer-songwriter based in Toronto named Jenn Nucum with the single called Snakebite.
The track is taken from her upcoming debut album ‘Revival’ which should be out in May 2020.
Noticed that Jesse Locke of Tough Age and Motorist did the drumming
Have a listen to the song, kind of has that Serena Ryder singer-songwriter vibe.
RIYL: Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Pantayo.
About the song and artist:
Navigating life as a diasporic queer woman of colour, Jenn’s music deconstructs the complex fabric of identity with dreamy and ambient
Alt Rock melodies, honest lyrics, and emotive vocals.
‘Snakebite’ is the title of Jenn’s next release.
An ambient and uplifing Post-Rock anthem, ‘Snakebite’ gives its listeners a generous amount of drama and catharsis with plenty of thundering drums and wailing guitar feedback.
The title alludes to having an affliction of undesireable qualities.
In religious contexts, this would be coming from the devil, a renowned serpent figure from its scripture.
Once again, Jenn Nucum is calling out religion and being expected to suppress what are deemed “unnatural”.
The key lyric and battle cry, “I struggled to find what had to be cured” embodies the challenges that LGBTQ+ individuals face when trying to resolve the conflict between who they are and any ties with religion or faith.
A truly emotive and powerful piece, which is reflected by its ambient musical nature, ‘Snakebite’ can relate to and help anyone struggling with insecurities they may have due to the social stigmas that surround us on a daily basis.