mp3: "Grudge" - Slingshot Dakota

Last year Slingshot Dakota released the incredible album Break, and are following it up with a 7" titled Broken featuring two previously unreleased singles. The first of those singles is "Grudge," a powerful, moving declaration that decries the disbelief and struggles experienced because of gender. Calamitous, but steady instrumentals back the vocals of Carly Commando, the anger and continued struggles to "keep my head above water," evident in a growing, roaring conclusion. At a time when so many are fighting to make their voices heard, "Grudge" is the reminder we need that all is not lost. As Commando explained, 

“I wrote "Grudge" as an ode to all of my experiences in which I have been written off, ignored, spoken over, steamrolled and treated unfairly because of my gender. This song is a way to share this anger with others who feel alienated, whether it's in their music communities or elsewhere, so that we realize we aren't alone. I've learned to cut toxic people out of my life and to spend less energy on situations that make me unhappy, but I am still constantly battling inequality in the scene I spend most of my time in. This song means as much to me now as it did when I wrote it.”

photos: Valerie June with Oh Pep! at Turner Hall Ballroom (2/21/17)

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