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at the risk of sounding totally off-based, its been a long-held observation of mine that women are often constrained in music, especially ROCK N ROLL, with heteronormative views of FEMININITY as defined by men. that and their sound must not threaten that concept as well.
what i love about CARRE CALLAWAY and her unique brand of ALTERNATIVE ROCK / INDIE ROCK songwriting is just how brash and unfiltered she comes off. there is a real sense of abandon and CATHARSIS and just genuine EXPRESSION that comes off completely AUTHENTIC and seemingly based in REAL-EXPERIENCE. i dont sense any coy affectation or need to play submissive for the camera, and by extension a certain audience. she is playing on a different field that is very much reminiscent of PATTI SMITH.
QUEEN KWONG is definitely worth checking out.