“As females, realistically we have all been subject to comments and actions that have belittled, stigmatised and diminished our sense of womanhood and integrity. In my case, this has seen me: being asked to “smile more” and wear more “feminine clothes” and asked “why don’t you wear makeup?” and most recently being told by a male photographer that said, “I usually take photos of hot skinny girls, so this is out of my comfort zone.” – Emma Volard
Melbourne artist Emma Volard is gearing up to lay down another epic slap of social-soul on her latest rhythmic groove, ‘Femininity’. With her music deeply rooted in seeking justice and storytelling with strong political, environmental and personal undertones, Emma Volard is one-upping herself on her most vulnerable, honest and empowering single to date. Out today, ‘Femininity’ explores gender equality and empowerment in the music industry and beyond, whilst offering women both a shoulder to lean on and a killer soundtrack to revolt to.
In a time where women are banding together to seek the strength and courage to speak out about their lived experiences of stigmatisation, harassment, hyper-sexualisation and degradation, Emma felt compelled to provide a voice for those who may be struggling to find their own. ‘Femininity’ is this voice – a hard-hitting joint that expresses the omnipotent force of the female gender. In this track, Emma has put together an all star line-up with an overwhelming percentage of female identifying artists including Allysha Joy on backing vocals, Elle Shimada on violin and Bumpy in the backing choir. This group of musical collaborators also includes drummer Jordan Pereira (Nasty Mars), percussionist Lucky Pereira (Close Counters) and Jake Amy (The Mamas). The track’s mixing finesse was executed by computer music innovator Moses Carr and mastered by the world-renowned engineer Nick Herrera, the producer of the Grammy Award Nominated Hiatus Kaiyote Album Choose Your Weapon.
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