With only a handful of singles under her belt, singer-songwriter Bashlow is still fresh to the music scene. She made her debut last year with the singles “Self Destruct,” “Busy!” and “7 Letter Word,” which resonated with indie pop fans from all over. By the end of the year, Bashlow had made her way onto prominent editorial playlists, which helped her to amass over 20,000 streams. Back in June, she released “Parliaments” as her first song of 2023. The single received recognition from various music blogs and music outlets, all drawn to its moody hues and edgy shades. Continuing to make a name for herself as an artist to watch, but not one to watch on an outdated television show, Bashlow gives us “Sitcom Wife.”
On “Sitcom Wife,” Bashlow eradicates the image of the perfect woman, as depicted by traditional wives you may find on family-friendly shows and films. Over the synth riffs, cosmic flutters, and industrial downbeats of this indie pop track, Bashlow gives us cheeky lyrics like, “I’m sure you’d rather have a nice girl / I think I’d rather drop dead” and “I think I’m gonna start a scandal / Burn the house down drunk on white wine,” ready to defy expectations. She continues, “I’m not going to sit down, shut up / Wear a smile, be polite / I’m not gonna put up, shut up / Don’t that make your gears just grind?” inspiring others to be more than what meets the eye. Basically, how can you live your own life if you are always doing what you are told? You can check it out below.
About the song, the press shares,
“Bashlow’s single ‘Sitcom Wife’ is about rejected outdated attitudes around dating in marriage in favor of living unapologetically and authentically. There are still a lot of tropes in media around what a woman’s role is ‘supposed’ to be – a wife, a homemaker, a decoration. This song is an anthem to women’s power and autonomy – no one should have to sit down and shut up to be loved.”
You can listen to “Sitcom Wife” on platforms like Apple Music, Spotify, and SoundCloud.