Following on from the rousing debut EP Sponge State, SLØTFACE have come to the room dancing with buoyant new track ‘Take Me Dancing’. Always proud to portray their strong feminist beliefs through their music, the new track was written in response to the 1972 track ‘Thirteen’ by Big Star, vocalist Haley Shea describing it as what she feels the girl’s answer would be to the line “won’t you let me walk you home from school?”
“I love that song, but think it portrays a very chaste and old school version of femininity,” Shea says. “All we are trying to say is that it’s OK to let loose and have fun from time to time.”
The song is that premium mix of pop punk guitar and feverish drum beat, ideal for the very thing it calls for in its lyrics; letting loose on a dancefloor.
“Some people were skeptical of us releasing a song about dancing and getting drunk because they felt like it made us ‘less believable feminists’, but that is kind of the whole point of this song. The feminism we have faith in is all about individualism and being free to be yourself regardless of gender. Yes, we believe in equal rights for all genders, but we also like partying and drinking and sometimes we make mistakes, and that’s OK.”