TUNE Sløtface - Take Me Dancing
Unapologetically rawk, beguilingly badass and fortuitously feminist – this is what we know and love of SLØTFACE, but it ain’t all rights-fighting and anti-fjord-mining for these Norwegian twenteens. Sometimes you just need to cheers up, guzzle down and have a bloody good dance.
And while new single ‘Take Me Dancing’ seems comparatively light to pummeling predecessor ‘Sponge State’, it’s not without SLØTFACE’s signature snarl: “Some people were skeptical of us releasing a song about dancing and getting drunk because they felt like it made us ‘less believable feminists’, but that is kind of the whole point of this song,” explains vocalist Haley Shea. “The feminism we have faith in is all about individualism and being free to be yourself regardless of gender. Yes, we believe in equal rights for all genders, but we also like partying and drinking and sometimes we make mistakes, and that’s OK.”
The track was written in response – albeit decades later – to Big Star’s seminal track of 1972, ‘Thirteen’. “I was trying to write the girl’s answer to "won’t you let me walk you home from school?" because I love that song, but think it portrays a very chaste and old school version of femininity,” Shea says. “All we are trying to say is that it’s OK to let loose and have fun from time to time.”