Last night, Nicci Saint Bruce, otherwise known as Push Push, dropped a two-track EP called #FreePush. Produced by…
Last night, Nicci Saint Bruce, otherwise known as Push Push, dropped a two-track EP called #FreePush. Produced by Thor Rixon, the tracks display her considerable ability.
‘Jut Life’ in particular is a tour de force, with Saint Bruce not only keeping up with Rixon’s eclectic production wizardry and twisted sonic manoeuvres, but managing to remain the star attraction. There is shade thrown (“that thing that your boyfriend showed you / that’s my trick”), a quotable hook (“breathe and then rap / breathe breathe and then fucking rap”) and self-reflexivity (“my therapist says I’m not sociopathic / I’m just a brat rapping in a PE accent”). ‘Atom Bomb’ has her singing “I’m dying to meet you” over a spare, discordant beat, a woozy trumpet entering the track in its second half and sending it into chaos before giving way to the melodic, groovy chorus.
You can catch Thor Rixon opening the Nu World Beat Club on Friday night, where Saint Bruce will join him for a live performance of ‘Jut Life’.
Listen to the tracks below: