Over the years, icons such as Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo have flooded our breakup playlist with tunes that are deliciously gut-wrenching in nature. And, whether they stand as guilty pleasures, or resonate with you on a deeper level, we can all admit that this musical genre and its endless list of hits holds a special place in all our hearts. Luckily for us, GLDI is here to add to this list. With her new single, “Sex is Cool”, the pop-punk singer boldly calls out her ex and believe us when we say, she did not hold back. Despite having only been in the music scene for one and half years, the fiery artist promises to not only help you not only get over an unfaithful significant other with her brazen attitude, but also capture your ear with rock-tinged instrumentations and an angsty tone.
Talking on the track, GLDI explains, “‘Sex is Cool’ is meant to be an invitation for a toxic relationship to attend a toxic going away party. I love it because it hits on all the pressure points that usually make our patriarchal society cringe – the allusion to women who enjoy sex; the admission to enjoying revenge better than sex; the elaboration on that superpower that women can have to turn off double-standards (and cheating exes) like a light switch; these are subjects that excite me. I’m deeply passionate about pushing boundaries, especially as it relates to the RIDICULOUS ideas our society has around what’s ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ for a woman to feel and do when it comes to her sexuality. To be able to channel all that tension into one place with ‘Sex is Cool’ was a thrilling and gratifying experience.”
And, while we are always in support of some stick-it-to-your-ex energy, that is not to say that the artist’s work is completely heartbreak-centric. Channelling her strong beliefs and ideologies into every tune, from female empowerment within the music industry to advocating for a candid narrative on mental health, her music holds a refreshing depth.
Speaking on her songwriting process, the LA and London-raised singer simply states, “Music has been a major outlet for creating and getting out of my own head”.
Head below to listen to “Sex is Cool”…