PREMIERE: Challenge conventions with Quintessential Doll in ‘Savage’
Once upon a time, society limited what was “beautiful” in the appearance of a woman. Kind of like a school curriculum, there were rules and guidelines, otherwise you were basically weird or a witch. Thankfully, we’re living amongst the open-minded community of 2016. Witnessing a real movement for girl power, artists have been utilising their craft to spread wholesome messages, just like QUINTESSENTIAL DOLL has done with her clip to ‘Savage’.
Further challenging conventions and expectations pressured through her music and choice of name in her moniker, Quintessential Doll takes to her music and artistic platform in the hope of inspiring change and acceptance. In this clip of power and the freedom of choice, the Brisbane producer / multi-instrumentalist refers to the highly influential and confessional poet of the twentieth century, Sylvia Plath, before hacking off her long, coloured hair (you see, long locks were deemed beautiful and womanly back in the old country), pulling a part a rose and smearing makeup across her face.
What would seem like an act of rebellion, it’s a comment on societal norms, and a fight for a feminist culture. Bound together by the concoction of sharp, metallic synths, bold beats, squealing strings and the lyric, “My mad beauty will never be yours” repeated throughout, Quintessential Doll boasts a confidence worn by a role model for young females to admire and be encouraged to follow suit; a call to end objectification.
Quintessential Doll directed and edited the visual clip for her track, ‘Savage’. The track will be available on Thursday, 14th October.
Words by Hannah Galvin.