Slutwave, or what some would call slut-pop, is a majestically camp genre of musique that found its prominence in the early oughties, and still sees its influence in the discography of today’s pop stars— though toned down at least 57% from its hey-days.
These tracks regularly cemented the Aryan girl next door’s act of simply being an embodiment of homely innocence, to the action of leaving that innocence right at home. Leaving said innocence at home, without a babysitter, and just enough money for it to order a 1 topping medium-sized pizza.
These tracks show up 4 minutes late to the Uber waiting outside to take them to the closest, sweatiest club that offers free admission with the presentation of their student IDs. They get in for free, but still invite the—more often than not—Black bouncer to come in and spit a verse while they dance like every one’s watching. There’s a lot of nuanced discourse that can expand on just how problematic that is, but we’re still in quarantine, so, let’s talk about that another time.
For now, let’s just pretend we’re all in another plane, dancing in filth while wearing gauche micro-skirts. Let’s believe that everything is fine for a few minutes— it’s called self-care.
1. "I Wanna Be Bad" by Willa Ford feat. Royce da 5'9" (2001)( Collapse )
THE quintessential slut-pop anthem by former pop siren, and current interior designer, Willa Ford. She unfortunately released her LP, the expertly titled Willa Was Here around the time tragedy of 9/11 happened—also her own personal tragedy caused by Nick Carter stans who created hate websites on Geocities dedicated to her because they couldn’t date Nick Carter.
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ONTD, what’s a slutwave-y song (from any era) that makes you feel like a video vixen?