Ashnikko Premieres New Music Video for “Blow”
- Back in April, London-based rapper Ashnikko released a new song “Blow” with an accompanying music video, directed by Can Evgin.
The song will appear on her upcoming second EP "Unlikeable", which is set to be released this summer.
She wrote the track within a single session, with production from Culture x Tones. The song reminds us of Charli XCX.
The video was shot on 16mm film, featuring as cameos from her friends, Greatness co-host Emerald Lewis and singer-songwriter Etta Bond.
Ashnikko told 1883magazine about the song;
"I’m sure anyone trying to get into the music scene has a good few years behind them in which they were treated like shit, like you are invisible. It is an angry song about that, about me showing the people who made me feel like that that I’m bossing up. When I first moved here it was irritating because I didn’t know anyone and it was hard to be taken seriously. It felt infuriating."
- Her debut EP "Sass Pancakes" was released in 2017, in which she worked with producer Raf Riley. But this time, she working with CallMeTheKidd on the new EP.
She said of the EP;
"The title is ‘Unlikeable’, it’s all very angry stuff. The second single is called Invitation and is about sexual assault, it’s about me being assaulted, which was shit, but I wanted to write a hard song about it. Companies are using feminism as a marketing tool now. Its gross but even if it makes one little girl or boy go home and google "feminism", I fuck with it. It’s a bit hollow, but i think only good can come out of that. If im going to already be writing pop music i might as well talk about the things i’m passionate about. But the difference between me and Primark is that I mean every word. If you can outline the rules of consent in a pop song so more people can hear it and the more hear it, the better."
- source : 1883magazine