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Review: "Disney Bitch" - Killer Kennedy
As an art form, music can hold a myriad of purposes. Too often artists are limited by the misguided expectation that their art needs to be transcendent in some way. On her debut single, however, Killer Kennedy grabs a proverbial torch to this notion and burns down all conventions. Reminiscent of the 2000's grunge and punk movements, "Disney Bitch" sounds as nostalgic musically as the lyrics often mold themselves towards. Art should reflect life as we experience it, and what's more real than venting your frustration with how that life is going?
It's hard to blame someone for being a little bitter about the hand life dealt them. "God I wish sometimes I was just born famous," is a disarmingly blunt confession—but we've all thought it before. It'd be easy to refer to her emotional state throughout the song as 'bitter,' but she often veers into more of a resentment. Disney is referenced as a colloquial allusion to a "squeaky-clean" disposition, but it's also clear that the entertainment giant has had a significant impact on her current state. She peppers in references to Olivia Rodrigo and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, while juxtaposing them with her reality. Before the bass kicks in during the second verse, Killer Kennedy offers up the song's most stirring declaration: "If only the movies showed the parts where it didn't work out."
Killer Kennedy is an LA-based musician active on the tiktok platform. Disney Bitch is the first single she's released. No information is yet known when and what is next for her. Alongside the song, Killer Kennedy released a music video which features the singer riding around LA on a tricycle.
Written By Andy Mockbee
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