afropunk premiere: london-based disco-pop singer-songwriter dregas flips the script on courtship in ‘cannonball’
By Sound Check
June 24, 2016
Alt. pop singer-songwriter Dregas is premiering her newest single with us today called ‘Cannonball’, an energetic ode to fleeting romances where (some) men only want to hookup and what happens with the gender rolls are reversed. The lively Girl Power anthem features subtle undertones of 60s and 70s pop music, making for a groovy throwback vibe that packs an intense punch. “As if we, as women, must build in a level of skepticism when dealing with men in their “natural state” but at the same time are expected to be 100% accountable and completely predictable in what we want out of the dance. Cannonball is kind of a dramatization of that double standard where the girl gets blamed for the “gore on the [dance]floor” when the object of her interest dives into the romance too deeply.”
By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor
*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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