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Amy Bezunartea (Graphically) Laments 'The Things A Girl Must Do'

Singer-songwriter Amy Bezunartea ponders sexism in "Oh The Things A Girl Must Do."
Singer-songwriter Amy Bezunartea ponders sexism in "Oh The Things A Girl Must Do."

LANGUAGE ADVISORY: This song contains sexually explicit language.

Singer-songwriter Amy Bezunartea's latest single, "Oh The Things A Girl Must Do" is gently sung, but it's not an easy listen. Bezunartea's voice and her soft guitar play in stark contrast to her frank, razor-sharp lyrics about the pressures put on women. A shocking turn for the NSFW (not safe for work) reveals the simmering frustration undercutting this deceptively straightforward piece of acoustic folk rock.

Bezunartea is known for narrating quotidian experiences in simple but effective ways, and "Oh The Things ..." acts as a natural expansion of this construct: Gendered double standards are both a daily occurrence and worthy of confrontation.

New Villain, the follow-up to Bezunartea's 2010 debut Restaurants & Bars, is out Sept. 25 via Kiam Records.

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