Seattle rockers The Jaws Of Brooklyn released their brand new 60s influenced garage pop track "Fever" today and to celebrate we asked Lindsay Love to tell us about the track. Here is the story:
Fever is about embracing the sides of myself that have historically been deemed "unacceptable", "unattractive", and "inappropriate" by society - especially anger - and giving myself permission to explore and express all of who I am.
With the culmination of everything that has been building in our society over the past couple years, coming to a head with COVID, I kind of snapped. I had this profound moment where I really, truly understood how deeply I've been conditioned - conditioned to never trust myself, conditioned to follow fabricated "rules" that I never agreed to but which were placed upon me only to serve as a mechanism to control and oppress. I realized all the ways in which I'd been conditioned to feel shame about my body, my actions, my intrinsic feelings or carnal desires, to feel like I am and will never be enough. I started really unraveling it all and actively rejecting it all, replacing all the shame and projections and prescribed beliefs with my own; shutting out the voice of others to really connect with my truth and wisdom and intuition, and accepting every side of me without caring how I was perceived.
Fever is really that precipice where anger meets rebellion. It's the proverbial middle finger that says "this is who I am - take it or leave it, I really could care less, but I'm done trying to tow the impossible line between 'too much' and 'not enough'. I'm done caring more about how I'm perceived than I am about being authentic and accepting all of who I am" and Fever is sort of that anthem that talks of burning it all down as a "womxn who's looking to start a fire."
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and watch for yourself below and learn more about the band here