Give Boys Pink Toys (single)

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The final single to be released from Laura Imbruglia's fourth album "Scared Of You" is a feminist call to arms for the men of the world, and the people who raise them. Laura calmly implores the listener to do better, against a juxtaposition of a relentless bulldozer riff pummelling all in its wake.

"This song had some funny lyrics peppered throughout it originally, as I was self conscious about writing a feminist song. On the night before recording it, I completely rewrote the lyrics, resolving that feminism is not a laughing matter. For an extra little musical reference, I also play the whole song through a Big Muff pedal (a vintage Russian one, for all you guitar pedal nerds out there). Give girls green toys!" - Laura

lyrics

GIVE BOYS PINK TOYS

Hold a mirror up to your face
Should someone else be in your place?
When she's walking home at a quickened pace,
It’s not cos she’s participating in a race.

Give boys pink toys

It’s a character-building thing -
To stomp, not dance on the ceiling
To stare, not glance at our ugly things.
It starts when men are children so be better with them.

Give boys pink toys

credits

from Scared Of You, track released August 5, 2019
Written by Laura Imbruglia
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Nick Huggins
Mastered by Joseph Carra

Recorded at Head Gap Studios and Pocket Full Of Stones

Voice, Guitar, Stylophone: Laura Imbruglia
Guitar, Bvs: Alex MacRae
Bass, Bvs: Kelly Dingeldei
Drums: James Trewenack

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Single art:
Photo by Nick Mckk
Design: Rosa Morgan

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Music Video:
CREDITS:
Song - Laura Imbruglia "Give Boys Pink Toys"
DOP, Director and Editor: Nick Mckk
Concept: Nick Mckk
Stylist & Assistant: Jill Chrisp
Extra Assistant: Thyme Kuhn


AUDIO

"Give Boys Pink Toys"
Performed by Laura Imbruglia
with Alex MacRae, Kelly Dingeldei and James Trewenack
Written by L Imbruglia
Produced by Nick Huggins

Taken from 2019 album "Scared Of You" (released 29 March 2019)

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Laura Imbruglia Melbourne, Australia

Australian songwriter Laura Imbruglia has been releasing records since the early noughties, covering a range of genres from folk to throat-tearing punk, dark country, psychedelic rock and everything in between.

“Tricks” - the first single from her fourth album is out now.

Stay tuned for more in 2019.
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