Shares new single, “Game Change”
New album, BRUT, coming soon on [PIAS] Recordings
Following her recently sold-out Speedy Wunderground single “Wrong Party”, Polish superstar Brodka shares “Game Change“, the first new music to come from her forthcoming album, BRUT, due to be announced soon.
“Game Change” is about gender roles in society; a topic that’s particularly prevalent in her home-country of Poland at the moment, where reproductive rights are being rolled back by lawmakers.
“We all encounter problems when we do not conform to accepted norms,” Brodka states. “While making the video for Game Change, I was inspired by the story of the Albanian Sworn Virgins. Women who, by taking a vow of chastity, take on a male role in society while gaining all the privileges associated with being a man. They are treated as men but can keep their feminine names.
“In the Brutalist city of “Brut” lives a woman who, after the death of her husband, takes over his role. The only attribute left of her femininity is a corset. As she goes about her mundane business, she encounters other male-impersonators trying to find themselves in a clearly defined, systemic male/female reality. They communicate through dance and strange tics, creating a unique gang. Together they watch a film about a hyper-feminized super-woman. Do we really need a dress and all that packaging to be feminine in people’s eyes?
“This story, although abstract, is relevant to the current situation of women in Poland. Sadly, you don’t have to be a Sworn Virgin to have your rights decided by men in the 21st century.”
A multi-talented artist with a strong and unique vision, Brodka wrote and directed the video for Game Change, choosing The National Museum and Palace of Culture and Science – two of the most iconic buildings in Warsaw – as locations. She was drawn to their rough and monumental architecture, which might appear cold on the surface but is close to her heart.
Dramatic from the get-go and absolutely intoxicating. Brodka uses such a colossal soundscape to resonate the vocal harmonies to the max. Brodka‘s unique and sumptuous vocals capture delicate harmonies and a rhythmic lyrical journey amongst this fierce and compelling landscape. Brodka‘s insatiable melodies weave between this industrial and theatrical musical movement. Brodka relishes within their innovative creations, a composer, writer and artist in their field. Get behind this musician now!
Album info due soon.
Brodka – Game Change