The long-awaited new album from legendary queer music icon Bitch is out now. The new collection urges listeners to think about the state of the world, about evil politicians, about what it means to exist as a woman, and how to find joy along the way.
It's witchy poet pop. It’s queer Cyndi Lauper, neon pink, in your face, ready to hex you with its brilliance.
In celebration of the release, Bitch has released an electrifying video for album track “Nothing In My Pockets”. An early version of the song was crafted with Melissa York (Team Dresch, The Butchies) years ago and was later reworked for the album. “It’s about an emptiness after a breakup. Almost like withdrawal from a drug,” explains Bitch. “When you just feel numb, like nothing is real. Like there is NOTHING.”
The new album has received accolades spanning LA Weekly, MTV NewNowNext, BrooklynVegan & GLAAD. Armed with an arsenal of violins, synthesizers, pulsing percussion and witty lyricism, the multi-talented artist takes her sound in a new direction with spectral, heartbreaking, political and beautiful witchy poet pop tracks. Bitch started writing Bitchcraft 8 years ago over the course of several moves and political movements. Eventually landing in LA, she assembled a creative coven to complete the project including Anne Preven (Beyonce, Madonna, Demi Lovato), God-des, and Roma Baran (Laurie Anderson) who all advised her on the production and arrangements. She also co-wrote several songs with Melissa York (Team Dresch, The Butchies) and Faith Soloway (Transparent).
Today, February 4th, is Bandcamp Friday, which means Bandcamp waives their revenue share, passing along all money directly to artists and labels. Now is the perfect day to snag yer copy of Bitchcraft and other KRS faves.