With their latest single Young Fatigue bring something to the limelight so many of us try to hide, and they do so in a manner that is truly visceral and to the point.
We have all picked up a magazine before and read an interview in which some star mentions their struggle with body confidence, how it took them a long tie for others to be comfortable in their own skin, and now that they finally are how they hope they can inspire others to be the same.
On the opposite page?
A photo of that same star with perfectly sculpted abs, cheekbones that could cut cement, and maybe even a makeup job only a team of 20 could nail, and we haven’t even mentioned the touch ups yet. And those are just a tiny part of what the world is bombarded with every day. Inspiring? Sure…
How refreshing to finally hear Young Fatigue highlight the rotting insecurities that fester under the skin because of exactly this.
“I’m a man of steel and tubes”
“Inject and maim”
“Please just replace this body and face”Young Fatigue
Am I Pretty Now? takes the attitude of grunge with a punk edge and completely chastises the onslaught of mainstream media and its constant presentation of ‘the perfect body’, ‘the perfect face’, and the idea of being ‘a real man’.
Though the writing was not a comfortable journey for the band’s lead singer Ash it was no doubt an important one. In Ash’s own words, “I feel releasing ‘Am I Pretty Now?‘ is a therapeutic step in the right direction… I hope by sharing my own struggles our fans can find some solidarity and comfort when their own self-esteem takes a hit.”
You can find Am I Pretty Now on all streaming sites here.
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