Under the guise of Pixx, 23 year-old British artist Hannah Rodgers makes an unpredictable and slyly political mix of electronic pop and grunge-rock. "Andean Condor," premiering above, is the latest single from new album Small Mercies, due out via 4AD on June 7. It's a lo-fi banger in which Rodgers takes aim at the patriarchy through the lens of the world’s largest flying bird.
Dressed in a Elizabethan ruff and looking like something out of classic British sit-com Blackadder, Rodgers takes control in the "Andean Condor" video. Surrounded by semi-naked men, she sings "Dance for me boy. Give me a twirl" as she moves around the same dank-looking office space she worked in before being a musician.
“This song is written about the link between wo/mankind and nature,” Rodgers tells The FADER via email. “It is important to recognise how many times women have to face the absurdity of male hierarchy in our modern world. Having had endless conversations with (certain) men who justify the inequality of the sexes by comparing themselves to animals, I thought what better way to help them than to remind those men that they are supposed to be human, with emotional capability and growth.”
Thumbnail image courtesy of Steve Gullick.