Margot releases new single ‘Strip It’
Ahead of Strip It the exhibition on 18th Jan
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Margot – ‘Strip It’
London based independent artist Margot mool releases new single ‘Strip It’, coinciding with an exhibition/launch centring on work by non-binary artists.
Providing a listening experience that will have your body moving whilst contemplating its place in the universe, the project features composition from margot, lovingly brought to life by an eclectic mix of musicians, with influences ranging from J Dilla to Betty Davis and Hiatus Kaiyote.
Following on from previous release ‘Pay Rise’ which donated all profits to the Justice4Grenfell, ‘Strip It’ explores themes of self-acceptance, journeying from sensual soul to scratchy rock n’ roll, reflecting the bizarre universal struggle to be ‘attractive’ in the face of heteronormative beauty ideals, all the while drenched in margot’s smooth, deep vocals.
“’Strip It’ is a super personal project for me on many levels. The song logs my meditations on learning to love my body hair and questioning why so many people are so disgusted by it.”
It’s paired alongside gorgeous visuals directed by Lucrezia Pollice celebrating various shapes, races and genders: “I’ve always been into creating visual concepts, so saw ‘Strip It’ as a chance to create a representation of beauty and solidarity that contradicts the one we are ordinarily fed by the media,” margot explains.
The visuals will appear alongside work by photographer Theodorah Ndlovu, in an exhibition focusing on non-binary artists, amongst improvisation and musical performance led by queer artists.
“The launch will also be the last event to happen at the original Unit31 site,” says margot, “one of London’s few underground music venues, before it’s redeveloped at the hands of the city’s culture-washing. However, it’s beautiful to see how the music has transcended art forms and I can’t wait to dig deeper in projects.”
‘Strip It’ manages to be soft yet unrelenting as a rare example of genuine body positivity untouched by the mainstream and promises more thoughtful work from margot and their band in the future.
‘Strip It’ is available on all online platforms from 10th January, Strip It the exhibition takes place on 18th January, venue TBA, tickets here.