As far as the future of the music industry is concerned, Blu DeTiger is definitely someone dictating where it will go. The coveted bass player and rising pop icon has accomplished so much at such a young age, influencing critics, fans, and fellow musicians in the process. In 2020, she made a splash when her single “Figure It Out” went viral. The track was one of NPR’s Top 40 Songs of the Year, was popular in 31 territories, and earned support from i-D, Paper, and Rolling Stone, setting Blu DeTiger up for a promising 2021. After the release of her debut EP, How Did We Get Here?, in 2021, Blu’s fanbase grew significantly, getting her to over 120 million global streams today. With appearances at major festivals like Bonnaroo, performances with artists like Dominic Fike and Bleachers, and a tendency to personally reach out to those who reach out to her on social media, it is no wonder why she has become an inspiration in the scene. She was even on the digital cover for the 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. After her latest singles “Elevator” and “Lipstick,” Blu DeTiger is starting what will surely be another exciting chapter in her career by teaming up with Mallrat for the tenacious “Cut Me Down.”
On “Cut Me Down,” Blu DeTiger and Mallrat offer an anthem for those who have ever felt belittled or called out by someone who was supposed to be a friend. They both trade vocals over Blu’s prominent bass lines. We get lines like, “I saw the sun in your dark eyes / Thought we were one of a new kind / But you project your own life on mine / I act like it’s alright“ and “I wonder who you think you are / All-around superstar,” touching on the ego and jealousy going on behind-the-scenes. While their own personalities come through individuality, they create a dynamic sound together in the choruses when they sing with synthy vocals, “Every time you cut me down / I just laugh it off.” You can check it out below.
On social media, Blu DeTiger shared,
“This song has been in the works for a while now, and I’m so excited to have it out in the world! I’ve been in the studio for a few years putting my all into these new songs, and it feels amazing to finally be able to share what I’ve been working on.”
You can listen to “Cut Me Down” on platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud.