Watch: Pussy Riot are starting…a ‘RIOT’

 

 

It didn’t get much coverage in the States, but last month Pussy Riot’s Pyotr Verzilov was arrested in Moscow, and charged with “petty hooliganism”—though it’s doubtful that the incident was anything but politically motivated.

It landed in the middle of the explosion of protests in America following the surely racially motivated murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis—the aftermath of which the Trump administration is now dealing with by veritably starting the next American civil war.

So, no surprise, Pussy Riot are pissed. And, well, they are about to start their own “RIOT.” Indeed, that is precisely the title of their new single and video, released today. Of course, it totally rips; but naturally, it also has a lyrical message that should have the bad guys turning tail and running away as fast as they can.

 

“yeah sex is great
but have you ever fucked the system
hate to hate
and my religion is resistance
gatorade
the only thing they water plants with
fuck the state
men love when women only whisper”

 

The last line decisively reminds of their relentless message of female empowerment, especially poignant following their recent single “HANGERZ,” which was a fearless meditation on women’s reproductive rights.

If it even need be said, sometimes only a “RIOT” will do.

 

 

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