Google the phrase ‘swearing in pop music’ and you see a flurry of thoughts about an increased trend of foul language (doesn’t it feel like that every year?!), outcries for squeaky clean music of the past and this is it, this is the last straw. This can’t go on any longer! ™
Fast forward the year, songs such as Formation, Broccoli, Needed Me and their proclamations of defiance in expectations through “fuck your white horse and a carriage”, “when he fuck me good, I take his ass to Red Lobster” and “Nigga touch my gang, we gon’ turn this shit to Columbine”.
Down to the core all of these statements tap into a reflection and moment in time with where we are as a society, culture and among Millennials as social attitudes change and push boundaries of what’s accepted and casual and what isn’t.
Ultimately expressing our most inner thoughts without shame (sometimes with satire, sometimes with disgust).
Till next time, friends.
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