Coming from a slightly vanilla background of soft rock, I was intrigued to listen to Vicious Kitty’s new single Spank Me. What I discovered was a powerful rock song with a hard rock overtone. The singer of this piece of music is very experienced and confident, takes risks and creates a new form of rock music. The trio that is Vicious Kitty is composed of highly experienced musicians, Matt Tantrum (lead vocals), Jimmy Saint Bitchin (drums) and Tony (Bones) Terlicker.
With reference to the song, it’s an English language song sung by Vicious Kitty and released in 2023, and is the first single from the album of the same name. The track expresses an erotic or sexual message in which a woman asks for something new and more exciting in her love life. It describes an intimate moment during a sexual encounter when the woman wants to spice up the encounter, making it more exciting and experimental.
This is shown in the lyrics, as the woman frames her request, and is also reflected in the music. The pounding of the drum beat and the throbbing rhythm of the bass accompany the lyrics, emphasising the message of the track. The overall effect is deeply intimate, yet also powerfully sensual. Suspense follows as the listener is left to imagine what may have happened next.
While this is rock, it is not the hardest of hard rock. The vocals and vocal harmonies give life and emotion to the lyrics of the song. The rhythms are perhaps somewhat unusual, but this can only add to the suspense reflected in the theme: what will happen next? What I love most is the staggering combination of instruments such as percussion, electronic guitar, bass together with deep vocals, giving body and an impressive energy to this track.
This is one for all rock fans, hard or not so hard: everyone should listen to this track. It is cheering and energising, and shows that there is always room for innovation, both in music and in other aspects of life. It is well worth a listen.
Review Made by Lucy Cicioni
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