Sløtface Breaks Up With Bad Body Image On “Magazine”
The Norwegian punk band challenges societal expectations on their latest single.
Punk-rock group Sløtface hail from Norway, but make music reminiscent of an early 2000s American coming-of-age flick. On their latest single "Magazine," the band nails down flaming guitar riffs over a fluid bass line, topped with the playful vocals of lead singer Haley Shea. Challenging the idea of unrealistic body image expectations and societal boundaries, "Magazine" feels like the soundtrack to overcoming your first day of high school.
“I really wanted to write a killer breakup song, but I’ve never really had any experience with heartbreaking, devastating, aggressive breakups, so I thought I would write a breakup song about breaking up with bad body image and unrealistic representations of human bodies in media," Shea told The FADER over email. "It's fueled by the back and forth of knowing that society creates unrealistic expectations regarding what people "should" look like, and still feeling uncomfortable in your own skin because you don't live up to those images.”
Listen to "Magazine" below.