[SONG OF THE DAY] tiLLie - "whole wide world"

photo credit: Gina Canavan

photo credit: Gina Canavan

IT’S VIBE O CLOCK ON FRIDAY HAVE YOU HUGGED YOUR FAVORITE BAD BITCHES AND WISHED THEM A HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY YET!!!?!?!?!?!?!?

Today marks the release of glitter gang leader tiLLie’s LOUD MOUTH EP and y’all…. *chef’s kiss*. This was a match made in New Music Friday heaven for it to be dropping today. As we saw from the first taste of the EP, “faith”, tiLLie intends to stand defiantly in her truth from here on out and if you can’t accept that then you can see your way to the door. This is a sentiment that she does not shy away from for a single second throughout the EP, with tracks like “mood swings” and title track “loud mouth” showcasing different aspects of her personality.

And then there’s "whole wide world” closing out the EP. The sheer amount of vulnerability and relatability… y’all I am so deeply grateful we’re finally getting to this place in music where women feel empowered to make songs like this. It’s songs like “whole wide world” that make me sit and think about the girls and young women who are able to enter the music industry as musicians, producers, engineers, publishers, songwriters, journalists, publicists, tour managers, or whatever facet of the industry they so desire knowing that those of us already here have been working so hard to make sure they don’t have to feel the way that tiLLie and the rest of us have all of our lives.

When I first started working in music I was so frustrated that I wasn’t born a man because it felt like it was going to be impossible to make any headway otherwise. These days I couldn’t be more proud to be a woman in music, not because I think women are necessarily better than men, but because I know that as a human person I have a lot to contribute and a good deal of that is informed by being a woman human person. Feeling like you have permission to take up space and being treated as a person of equal, not lesser, value, is something everyone deserves. I’m excited to see how love, empathy, and compassion continues to grow in the world as we continue to make space for women in music and all the other industries of the world.