Ashnikko has released ‘Cheerleader’, the latest single from her upcoming album.
The new single is the latest to be taken from the American singer, rapper and songwriter’s upcoming studio album, WEEDKILLER, which is set for release next month. The LP will follow on from Demidevil – the debut mixtape from the musician, released in early 2021 through Parlophone and Warner Records.
According to Ashnikko – whose real name is Ashton Nicole Casey – ‘Cheerleader’ is centred around modern beauty standards, and acts as a social criticism for the obsession with perfection.
“It’s twisting this perfect cheerleader into a monstrosity. It’s commentary on the need to be fuckable to be commercially viable, and I really do feel that pressure,” Ashnikko said, discussing the meaning behind the track.
“It’s so tiring and played out,” she added. “No matter how much logic I’ve built up in my head, there’s still some carnal part of my brain that says ‘You have to be fuckable to sell this music, bitch!’ It’s draining on my spirit and makes me feel like I have literal car exhaust in my brain.” [via NME]