DIRTYBIRD is off to a strong start for the year. Its first release, “Like A Girl,” comes from two of its strongest players, Will Clarke & Nick Monaco. The result is an extra-terrestrial heater, whose laser shots take on the form of pointed synth progressions and whose low-end is positively destructive in the best of ways. It’s hard not to feel abducted by this pair’s immensely catchy tune.
Beneath the catchiness is something a bit more nuanced, however. “Like A Girl” features lyrics penned by Nick Monaco, who’s known for championing radical equality and fluidity across his art. They speak of doing various actions, “like a girl,” giving off a Madonna, “What It Feels Like For A Girl” tone of empowerment. Deep as it is fierce, we imagine the collaboration is already positioned to be one of the strongest DIRTYBIRD records of 2019; and that’s saying a lot.