Miss Blanks is powerful and self-assured in her sexual new anthem, Good Good D
The BDSM-intertwined returning single cements Miss Blanks' position as one of Australian hip-hop's most exciting and essential names.
The rise of Miss Blanks in Australia's hip-hop scene definitely hasn't gone unnoticed. The commanding and captivating rapper has been nothing but impressive ever since she burst out of the gates with her debut single Clap Clap, which has since been followed up with the club-ready anthem Freq U and the Moonbase-featuring monster Skinny Bitches (as well as her Diary Of A Thotaholic EP in late 2017) - each release as invigorating and confident as the last. Her newest single Good Good D showcases the self-assured presence of Miss Blanks in a slightly different way, taking those sexually-charged lines and themes of her past work and fleshing them out into a full-length single that puts her in control - something she's been demanding both in and out of her music. Produced by Perth's own Jia Lih and frequent collaborator Tomtom, Good Good D combines an attention-grabbing, clashing production with Miss Blanks' quick-paced vocals, which twist and turn amongst the single's warping production.
The single's sexual themes are only established more in the single's mildly-NSFW video clip, in which Miss Blanks navigates BDSM culture and practice while keeping her presence in focus. "Good Good D is next level witch art kink, a combination of assurance, power, and authority," she says on the single and video, which arrives ahead of a round of dates across the rest of the year. "In the video, we worked with Brisbane’s only kink warehouse space, experienced kink specialists, and spent the time to learn proper terms, safety protocols, and collaboratively navigated the kind of narratives around how BDSM culture is perceived, which was very important to the team and myself. We managed to produce something in line with Miss Blanks, but without compromising on the accuracy of BDSM culture."
The video aligns itself with Miss Blanks' importance as an educator and role model in Australian music, shining a light on BDSM culture which typically, gets glossed over and ignored for being too 'risqué'. Over the last year, the Brisbane-based musician has continually spoken out about a wide array of topics crucial to music and society - racism, transphobia and misogyny among them - using her commanding presence and platform in Australian music to educate, support and call-out others. It's not something she should have to do - in fact, it's something everyone should be stepping up to do instead of leaving it to the women, people of colour and queer communities - but it's making her a crucial and essential name (one that should be applauded and celebrated) that is much, much more than her music. Check out the vid below:
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