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Ashnikko and Grimes Deliver a Fiery Collaboration on “Cry”

Many things have been surprisingly thrown at us lately this year, but for us, the ultimate surprise is the collaboration between Ashnikko and Grimes<.

 

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Ashnikko’s fans have many speculations about the song’s meaning. The most popular theory at the moment is that her best friend slept with her boyfriend. The lyrics are vague, allowing the listener to apply these lyrics to any situation rather than this particular theory. Portions of Grimes’ lyrics refer to one of Shakespeare’s famous monologues from Richard III, when she sings, “This is the winter of my discontent
Everything else is irrelevant.”

The track itself has a consistent beat produced by Ebenezer throughout the track. Ashnikko, known for her song “Stupid,” delivers her lines with the same intensity while simultaneously allowing her feelings to be raw. Grimes shows her vocals in a subtle, mysterious way by whispering her lyrics after Ashnikko’s chorus. There aren’t many specifics behind the story of the song; however, there is clear rage that Ashnikko carries throughout this song.

 

 

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β€œCRY” MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW 😭😭😭 featuring fairy queen @grimes πŸ’•βœ¨an actual dream! Zero gravity tears! Ripping people who hurt my feelings in half!πŸ™ πŸ’™ I really held off and pushed back the release of this song as far as I could, because it just didn’t feel right to be releasing music in the midst of the biggest and most transformative protests we have seen in our lifetimes. I urge you to continue demanding democratic and legislative change by signing petitions, attending protests, writing/calling government officials, and donating to your local Black Lives Matter organization and other organizations that seek to address the global crisis faced by black trans women (I’m supporting @theokraproject). Sending love to you all. πŸ’™ song co-written with @faangsmusic song produced by @ebenezersworld music video directed by @mikeanderson0101 video produced by @karinaripper DP/edited by @ryandickie_

A post shared by ashnikko (@ashnikko) on Jun 17, 2020 at 12:50pm PDT

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Listen to Ashnikko’s and Grimes’ new single, “Cry,” out on all platforms, and leave a comment below with your thoughts on the tune.

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Amrutha Satti

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