Song of the Week: Cherry Glazerr -“Daddi”

A satirical, scathingtakedown of patriarchy.

Earlier this year, Cherry Glazerr shared a social media post on the rampant sexism they’ve faced on the road from venues, stage managers, staff, and more. Such disrespect grown out of patriarchy is their target on “Daddi,” the band’s latest single.

The music swings back and forth from spidery melodies plucked out on guitar to heavy, distorted chords. Frontwoman Clemetine Creevy’s vocals and lyrics follow along a similar path. In the verses, she mockingly asks her “daddi” for permission to do anything. But as the chords crash in, she shouts out ““Don’t hold my hand/ Don’t be my man!” It’s a cutting, necessary attack against the inequality still pervasive today.

“Daddi” will be on Cherry Glazerr’s next album, Stuffed & Ready, which drops on Feb. 1, 2019.