REVIEW: Galactic Dust - 'The Pizza Song'
Serving up a piping hot slice of pop with their latest offering “The Pizza Song”, North London’s Galactic Dust are redefining the boundaries of the genre.
The trio, consisting of Noam, Alfie and Mattia, have taken the concept of the beloved Italian cuisine and it’s comforts and created an allegorical portrayal that tackles the topics that deserve attention; female empowerment, body image and sex. Whilst the track still manages to cultivate the desire to dance, it’s witty lyricism shines through, flaunting a playful and imaginative side to the three piece.
Mixing futuristic funk basslines, dexterous disco riffs and dazzling vocals, “The Pizza Song” is a bold step in the right direction, daring to fuse together opposing genres to create a sound that is truly distinct to the Galactic Dust repertoire. Explaining the track’s inspirations, the band discloses “‘The Pizza Song’ is a track that melts humour with seriousness and self-derision with empowerment. It presents Noam in a leading role with sexy and liberating lyrics. She appropriates codes of seduction, explicitly expressing her desires, pleasures and weaknesses with no filter. The point of the song is to give Noam a voice that is not often offered to many female artists in popular music”.
As the music video depicts frontwoman Noam soaking in a bathtub brimming with the takeaway treat whilst Alfie and Mattia allow her to take centre stage, they reveal the ideology behind the approach, quoting “The music video reflects our will to disrupt the usual imagery attached to women in pop culture. The barrier between male and female representation is broken down in the video as the male band members are given traditionally feminine roles, supporting and backing their front lady. The ‘pizza bath’ scene especially offers a vignette of us all and how we juxtapose sexual magnetism with humour and personality”.
A unique take on the often fickle underbelly of the industry, Galactic Dust and their authenticity are an exciting breath of fresh air that can deliver both influential messages alongside irresistible pop, a feat not many can manage.
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