Hot Shit: Ingrid Witt – Fuck Your Ego

Fuck Your Ego - press photo

By Jack

Anyone doubting Scandipop’s credentials hasn’t been paying attention for the past twenty years. Nothing sparkles quite like it – sugary, quirky, melodramatic and with a little bitterness round the edges. Ingrid Witt’s latest is a scalding put-down and a feel-good bop all in one.

Breakup songs are a pop staple but most of them stop at “let’s just be friends.” Not so here. ‘Fuck Your Ego’ is just the title, and it only gets less forgiving from there. Ingrid Witt is not looking for magnanimous un-coupling. “Fuck your ego, you’re insane” seems like sufficient closure.

The biting put-downs might sound harsh if it weren’t for Witt’s punch-drunk delivery. This isn’t a diva tune. It’s delivered with a wink which is precisely what the song calls for.

The tune bursts with invention, from the pitch-shifting beat adding to the melody, icy synth arpeggios and gauzy harmonies. ‘Fuck Your Ego’ is a buoyant break-up banger.

Follow Ingrid Witt here.

 

 

 

 

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