Mary Lambert is from home of cool Seattle and her debut EP Letters Don’t Talk is….well it has elements of Tori Amos, Hole, Amanda Palmer, Bon Iver and maybe even Kate Bush. And I’m going to say Sandra Bernhard at her self-deprecating, feminist best.
This is not music that will appeal to the likes of NME but it will reward anyone with an open mind.
The track I Know Girls (Bodylove) is probably not representative entirely of her work but it is likely to be the breakthrough song if she ever (hopefully) has one.
You are worth more than a waistline. You are worth more than any naked body could proclaim. In the shadows, more than a man’s whim or your father’s mistake. You are no less valuable as a size 16, than a size 4. You are no less valuable as a 32A than a 36C.
Word, sister.Â And according to Womenloverz, “a blog about gender, sexuality and culture in music and theatre””
This song embodies that struggle that women face everyday and will face in the future. The ongoing battle with themselves because they never feeling good enough, pretty enough, beautiful, or sexy. Lambert reveals in her lyrics how girls starve, purge, and hurt their bodies, just to ease the pain in their heads. No one ever feels as though they are beautiful as another. Women constantly compare themselves to each other. Lambert exclaims how women are all beautiful and unique. I think Lambert is a good example for the future of women in the music industry. She speaks her mind and talks about the real issues. Rather than focusing on looking sexy and attractive to the public, she embodies what a true musician should focus on.
I’m not a woman but it makes sense to me.Â Love it.
Mary Lambert. Probable Genius and Voice of a Generation
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