"How to Be a Woman"
SINGLE + VIDEO +
Cramming joy, sorrow, hope and a very 21st century sense of ennui into each of her explosive pop tracks, Greta Isaac's latest PESSIMIST EP proved what this songwriter is capable of: mixing an undeniable sense for ear-worm hooks and sharp pop melodies, combining incisive and often funny lyricism, mixing the personal with the universal. At the heart of the PESSIMIST EP sits "How to Be a Woman", a zestful rejection of societal rules and beauty standards women still have to bow to, even in 2021.
"That song’s the biggest eff off to the people or structures in my life that have told me I needed to change my face or dress a certain way or smile or whatever."
Greta Isaac LIVE
25 October - O'meara, LONDON
"'How to Be a Woman” is like a list of how I found myself navigating the world from a young age. It’s a bit tongue in cheek but really blunt. I’d like for people to see the humour in it even though it’s a pretty heavy topic. It takes the perspective of societal structures that often characterise women as one dimensional and refer to them as inanimate objects… There was a strange comfort for me knowing that this was my list and I just needed to stick to it. Though, the older I get the more I realise that that doesn’t need to be the case. "How To Be A Woman" is an ongoing conversation in my head: I don’t know what being a woman, being myself, looks like anymore but I do know that I’d never want be someone who banishes myself from finding out."
To allow "How to Be a Woman" to release its full potential, the song will now be accompanied by an acoustic version.
BBC Radio 1’s fervent support of Greta has lead to a coveted spot on their Big Weekend 2021 line up, courtesy of BBC Introducing, and Greta will play a headline show in London's O'meara on October 25th.
FORMAT: digital single
01 HOW TO BE A WOMAN (3:00)
02 HOW TO BE A WOMAN (ACOUSTIC VERSION) (2:16)
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