album of the week: Slush - Slush
As governmental bodies and men with too much power continue to try and control our bodies, Slush’s EP is a much-needed reminder to celebrate all of what makes you human, even if that means dedicating an ode to your period cup.
Opening with “Bleed,” a gunning pop punk track that rattles off a list of wants and desires ranging from a hysterectomy (“No, I don’t want any babies”) to a day free of work, Slush immediately sets the tone for the rest of their self-titled release. And whether they’re biting back at a now infamous comment from Bono on a track named for the singer or singing a surprisingly romantic acoustic ballad dedicated to the one that fills them up (spoiler alert: the one is a period cup), Slush isn’t afraid to get irreverent.
The world may continue to burn around us, but Slush is an adrenaline escape from the hellfire. And as this trio proves, it’s more than OK to celebrate your body and to demand your worth. The rest of the world may believe that they can control us, but Slush thinks otherwise.