The most captivating aspect of pop music is its ability to relay a message. And, East London’s Harry and The Chicks is here to prove this. Dropping her new track “Snakes in the Streets”, the pop artist takes us on a harrowing tour through the upsetting reality of street harassment, a serious problem that is far too relatable in the modern day. And, with this project also coming as a collaboration with the safety initiative app, SafeUp, the track’s message is tackled masterfully, proving that poetic lyrics can blossom into powerful actions.
When discussing the new track, the pop artist explains, “The song is about putting trust in people too soon. I can be so open with people that I leave myself vulnerable to others, and I’ve had this trait since I was a teenager. When you’re a teenager, it can feel like you have an audience around you that are eagerly awaiting your downfall at all times. I felt eyes on me, and my friends thought I was paranoid. At the same time though, I’d been added to harassing group chats made by some of my peers, and I’d even have people following me home.”
While the message above is of the utmost importance, that is not to say that we should brush past Harry and The Chicks’ impeccable vocal ability. With the artist showcasing her powerhouse tone in the track’s new music video, one that has catapulted her to the status as one to watch in the pop world, it becomes clear that her blend of meaningful lyricism and sweet-sounding melodies is a winning formula.
Head below to listen to “Snakes in the Streets”…