Riot Grrrl Pop With OK COOL And Their New Single ‘FIVE FINGER EXPLODING HEART TECHNIQUE’

13 March 2021

Band: OK COOL
Who: Two popsters from Chicago

Pick: ‘FIVE FINGER EXPLODING HEART TECHNIQUE
Single from upcoming 5-track EP ‘Surrealist‘ out 26th March

About:The first two stanzas of this song are a meditation on being queer and interacting with people who claim to be your allies – performative allyship. It’s also about being a woman and experiencing getting cat-called, thinking about how they’re acting like they’re paying me some sort of compliment. The idea that I should accept the “kindness” they are offering me. But that’s not gonna happen – walking is hard but I would always rather walk than accept help from someone that actually doesn’t give a shit. AKA: brands during pride month.”

Score: I wonder if the song’s title ‘Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique‘ refers to the Touch of Death method made famous in Tarantino‘s brilliant Kill Bill movies. Anyway, what you get here is a sonic shot of riot grrrl guitar-pop that has an instant impact on your body activity. You just want to go out and scoot in the street, feel ecstatic, and hear your heart beat madly. These are 130 thrilling seconds you want to relive over and over again.

Right here, right now…

OK COOL: Facebook

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