Review of Goth Girl by Venus Grrls Written by Dan Stubbings

The new track Goth Girl from Venus Grrls is so much more than young adults being rebellious. Producing a track that your mam would say made her ears bleed. Lets be honest we’ve all been there. Sat in our room, laid on our bed rocking out to our new favourite tune, and our parents turn off the electricity. Screaming at the top of their lungs for us to turn that noise down. Instead with Goth Girl you will turn up the volume, not caring how long you will be grounded for because this track must be played LOUD.

Goth girl goes against the grain. It isn’t simply gut busting drum solos and face melting riffs. Don’t get me wrong the guitars ignite a story that send you down a path that at points during the track you wish you could abandon. As the swallow skin deep perspectives of society are laid bare to be examined in all their glory. The song is enhanced further using a tapestry of keyboard melodies that create a dark backdrop as sinister as the Salem witch trials. I couldn’t help but get lost in the relaxing beat of the keys, as they carry you away into a different culture asking you challenge the fragility of our own beliefs. The subtly of the keys added a gritty texture drawing you into an embrace that doesn’t feel quite right yet you can’t help but go with it.

The drums are light coming in slowly. Adding to the tension like a clever antagonist pushing the song to depths that will make you turn it up to levels that make your speakers bleed. The vocals is the blood that pumps the heart of this track piercing your senses like a well placed blade. Every word selected deliberately to have maximum impact. The range of textures in the lead singer’s voice will send shivers down your spine.

Goth girl is a 2.35 minute short story into the very heart of society’s misjudged stereotypes. Exploring how fragile somebody can become if they aren’t allowed to embrace who they truly are. This song is a coming of age for Venus they lay all people’s insecurities bare. Its as if in those 2.35 minutes they capture everyone’s adolescence. The hours we all spend trying to find our place in this complex world. As the minutes tricked by I found myself transported to all parts of my life still trying to figure it out but enjoying the process along the way.

This song has so many messages. However the one I took away after my several replays was this. Embrace who your meant to be and screw anyone who tells you otherwise. Goth girl is a song for anyone who has ever questioned whether they should take a risk. Goth girl will leave you in no doubt. Its a song that cherishes it’s roots but isn’t afraid to break them. Why not have a listen for yourself and find out why I can’t stop playing it.

Check out the original video here: VENUS GRRRLS – Goth Girl (Official Video) – YouTube

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