Now Watching: Brodka – ‘Game Change’

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Following in the footsteps of her impressive collab with legendary label Speedy Wunderground, Polish superstar Brodka is back with another huge track, this time coming through with ‘Game Change’. 

‘Game Change’ was inspired by the effect gender roles have had on society, which is something that’s especially a problem in her home of Poland. 

Brodka said, “While making the video for Game Change, I was inspired by the story of the Albanian Sworn Virgins. Women who, by taking a vow of chastity, take on a male role in society while gaining all the privileges associated with being a man. They are treated as men but can keep their feminine names.”

“In the Brutalist city of "Brut" lives a woman who, after the death of her husband, takes over his role. The only attribute left of her femininity is a corset. As she goes about her mundane business, she encounters other male-impersonators trying to find themselves in a clearly defined, systemic male/female reality. They communicate through dance and strange tics, creating a unique gang. Together they watch a film about a hyper-feminized super-woman. Do we really need a dress and all that packaging to be feminine in people's eyes?”

Brodka is also prepping for the release of her album BRUT, which will be announced soon. Until then, check out ‘Game Change’ below. 

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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