Founded in 2008, Brooklyn’s Body Language (Angelica Bess, Grant Wheeler, Matt Young, and Ian Chang) has blended soul, RNB, and some more eclectic sounds to pass comment on love and life. New track Catcaller is no exception. Check it out below.
The song is both an upbeat anthem and a polemic against sexism. Calling men out for their behaviour, while also asserting that women don’t need a man’s approval to be themselves, it also skewers both the everyday occurrence of sexism and the inadequacies of those who perpetrate it. But there’s no anger in the track; it has a focused, bright electronic soul sound that is as energizing as the vocals and lyrics. File this song next to No Scrubs as a great take down song.
The band has this to say about the track, “Catcaller is a tale in the everyday life of a woman in Brooklyn, walking the streets and experiencing a barrage of catcalls and advances. Our hero fends them off with style.”
Catcaller and Travel Guide are out now via Om Records and are available to stream on Spotify or download on Bandcamp. Be sure to check the band out over on Facebook and Twitter to find out more about Body Language and how to listen to their music.