Hello, Max here. I'm a pretty awkward person with pretty awkward tastes in entertainment. I mostly reblog stuff I like here with some original posts thrown in now and then. You can find my art at paperperil.tumblr.com
Okay, so everyone seems to be hailing Lily Allen’s new song as a feminist anthem and if you wanna do that then that’s cool whatever it’s not for me to decide. But if you want a feminist song/video tackling misogyny and racism then you should definitely watch and listen to That’s Alright by Laura Mvula. Not only is it a good, catchy, singalong song that tells you it’s okay to be who you are, but the video itself demonstrates how black people in the media and entertainment industries are used as props, simple entertainment for white people.
I especially like when she gets to the chorus and she’s singing “Who made you the centre of the universe?” at the all-white audience. A really brilliant yet underrated song and video.
I’m the one who’s always in the way but you got me hoping for more more more I’m here to stay as though I am always there - As though I had never left
Oh oh, I’ve been here before not long ago With someone just as beautiful, just as doubtful I sure don’t mind spendin’ time Oh oh, I’ve been here before not long ago With someone just as beautiful, just as doubtful
I sure don’t mind I sure don’t mind I sure don’t mind …. getting hurt again
Yuna is one of the many talented Malaysians making it big on the world stage, and this is one of my favourite songs from her. Do give it a listen!