Track Of The Day #549: The Courtesans - Genius

Track Of The Day #549: The Courtesans – Genius

Feisty-femme-four piece The Courtesans deliver their stonking new single ‘Genius’ shuddering to life amid rapier like synth lines, thudding tech beats that strut menacingly and sultry vocal harmonies that slither like a snakes in the shadows before delivering its venom: dripping with a melodrama, intellect and wispy mystery not heard around these parts since early Garbage and Shakespeare’s Sister. An anthem for self-acceptance and empowerment of the kind that over comes self-loathing and surface promoted by modern day trash culture, (‘she’ll say anything she needs to hear anything for you my dear’)a gender power flipping slice of gorgeousness, ‘Genius’ is indeed a fine fine pop song.

‘Genius’ will be released as The Courtesans debut single on 25th August and available from all your favourite online retailers. Watch the video here:

“The clip sees the band – our four overtly-individual heroines – being burned at the stake for refusing to sacrifice their own opinions of how beauty should be perceived and how this should remain the property and under the control of the individual. Covering tattoos with skin coloured paint does not alter the truth of what lies beneath the paint and indeed beneath the skin.
You should not be crucified for simply wanting to just be…you.”

The Courtesans have been back in the studio recording their long-awaited debut album ‘1917’, set for release on 8 September.
See The Courtesans live:
1 August – Porth, The Factory – Rhondda Rocks w/ Future Of The Left, Radstewart and more (tickets)
15 August – Manchester, Ruby Lounge (tickets)
18 August – Tamworth, The Attic (tickets)

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