Watch: Scene Queen Drops Provocative ’18+’ Video, Calls Out Predators in Rock

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Scene Queen is the artist who coined “Bimbocore,” which is a subgenre of metalcore that involves feminist themes. Last year she released two awesome EPs, and as of today, she has a brand new single out titled “18+.”

This new single calls out the predatory behavior that has been taking place in the heavy music scene. Alongside the release of this song, Scene Queen has released a music video for the track.

In regard to “18+,” Scene Queen shares the following:

“A portion of the proceeds from this song will be given to RAINN in solidarity with survivors. I wrote ’18+’ to be controversial and I hope that’s what I’ve achieved.

“When I wrote the song I made it my mission to make something that sounds like an intense personal call out but also broad enough that it covers an entire epidemic within the scene. Having people arguing over which band I might be upset with, arguing over security measures taken place in the scene, or even arguing whether the lyrics are good or just borderline unsettling is the exact point of the song: to get people talking about what we’ve refused to talk about in the scene the last ten years.

“When I left the scene around 2015, because it no longer felt like a safe space for women, I swore that if I ever came back I would make it my mission to set fires until it was safe. I alluded to this heavily on Bimbocore Vol. 2 with my song ‘The Rapture (but it’s Pink)’ featuring Mothica, but ’18+’ is me finally making the first step into that.

“Predatory behavior is something that has been happening in the scene for years and still happens now. If I waited for the perfect time and the easiest way to start the conversation, I would never get the chance. Since writing this song I’ve been terrified.

“Will I be harder to book? How many bands will hate me? Etc. but I realized this exact fear is the reason there’s not many songs like this. And it’s the reason it keeps happening. Who better to start the conversation than someone living in the scene rn? I hope you all enjoy.”

You can check out Scene Queen’s new music video for “18+” below.

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