SONG PREMIERE: Bitch Speaks To Finding Self-Worth With Uplifting Pop Ballad “Easy Target”

Bitch is no stranger to the stage. As on half of the duo Bitch and Animal, she released 3 albums (including two on Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records). After going solo, she put out an album via Kill Rock Stars, three on her own imprint (Short Story Records) and starred as herself in Shortbus (the 2006 feature film from Hedwig and the Angry Inch’s John Cameron Mitchell). Bitch has collaborated with her elder and folk idol Ferron, producing two of the singer’s albums. She has co-written a song with Margaret Cho, and studied fiddle with Andrew Bird.

In January 2019, Bitch released an epic video for her pop anthem, “New Year”. For Bitch, “New Year” marks the start of a new chapter in a life guided by musical passion. We will see more single releases from Bitch this year, moving into her new sound that she affectionately calls “poet pop.”

One of those songs is “Easy Target”, and today Glide is proud to premiere this subtly electrifying new single. Sometimes simplicity is the key, especially in pop music, and that is clearly what Bitch is going for with this tune. With her spoken word cadence and straightforward lyrics, Bitch keeps her lyrics sparse and let’s every word hit hard as she builds into an anthemic chorus. With a powerful beat made by drummer Melissa York (Butchies, Team Dresch, Born Against, Amy Ray), who mixes simple piano with Bitch’s violins, this ballad uplifts and tugs at the heart strings simultaneously.

“Easy Target is about finding your own sense of self-worth, strength and pride in the face of adversity,” says Bitch. “Women are often criticized more intensely and more often than men, and this song is about knowing who you are anyway. Although I wrote this based on my own experiences, I send this out to Anita Hill, Christine Blasey Ford, Tarana Burke, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and the countless women who stand up and tell their truth.


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