Twenty six year old singer songwriter Felicia Lu released a powerful new single titled “Bitch” this week. With nearly eight years in the music industry and over 10 million streams on Spotify alone Lu has proven herself a force to be reckoned with and is taking the world by storm.
What starts out with bright keyboard chimes and dreamy warm tones, quickly turns to a dark groovy bassline followed by Lu’s impressive vocal range. During “Bitch” Felicia sings of the double-standards against men and women when it comes to dating and exploring your sexuality, speaking of the differences in how men are celebrated for their flings whilst women are continually shamed for theirs. Leading with the question “Why is it cool to talk about how many women you’re with, and already this week alone it’s been already your fifth?”
When speaking on the inspiration for “Bitch” Lu stated “A man – a hero when he’s able to pull multiple women, celebrated even. A woman however is mostly described as a bitch in that scenario. I think that’s rather outdated, and women are as free as anyone to explore their sexuality as they like. Taking inspiration from my own life, I wrote the song, ‘Bitch’ to change the narrative of the word itself. I’m happy and even proud to be a bitch if that means I can live my life freely and the way I choose to.”
To listen to “Bitch” click the video below.