London rapper Ashnikko broke out on TikTok with "Stupid," a rap song with a metal heart and big, muscular bars about rejecting fuckboys. She delivered on the promise of that song with "Cry," a Grimes-featuring single that displayed convincingly fraught vocals in the vein of Linkin Park. "Daisy," Ashnikko's latest single, combines both of those worlds with a punchy, EDM chorus. Check it out above.
Ashnikko described the theme and protagonist of the song in a press statement:
“This song is for the brats (brattiness being a recurring theme in my music). It’s about this absolute boss dominatrix vigilante character of mine. She rids the world of rapists and throat punches the patriarchy, leaving daisies behind as a calling card of sorts. She's sexy as fuck, wears only platforms, latex, and blue diamonds.”
Watch Ashnikko's performance of "Tantrum" at this year's FADER Digital FORT, and revisit her recent edition of Top 5.
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