Following up the technical knockout of last year’s Bashment punk full length ‘K.O.’(PRESSURE), Miss Red’s ‘The Four Bodies’ is the dynamite M.C.’s first transmission of 2019.
Ranging from warped Druggaton swing, to Toxic Dancehall, via dusted doom hop, ending with neo-classical drone, the four songs featured here are a testament to her versatile mic skills and determination to locate her own, original path, whilst obsessively improving her vocal craft.
And just as she has amassed gushing praise from extremely disparate artists in radically different genres, counting Equiknoxx, Dominick Fernow (Prurient), Flowdan, Aaron Turner (SUMAC), Grandmixxer, Logos etc. amongst her new found fans in the last year, so the wilful eclecticism of this new E.P. finds strength in its perpetual mutations and mood shifts. Again she collaborates with her label boss and close ally. The Bug, who provides all four backing tracks for this elusive, shapeshifting single, which again appears on the uncompromising producer’s PRESSURE label.
Lyrically, Sharon Stern aka Miss Red, wanted to tackle taboo subjects and internal conflicts, to contrast inner/outer, real/unreal states of mind, as she examines the essential elements of life. Metaphorically probing air (Prayers), water (Dont Text Back), fire (Loco), and earth (Shut in your Head), the red gyal reaches deeper and darker than she has gone before in her writing. Citing Shamanism and Witchcraft as new found inspirations, she sought to construct her own, singular, planet of wonders and madness.
released June 5, 2019
Produced & mixed by The Bug (Kevin Martin).
Mastered by Stefan Betke, Scape Mastering