Backxwash and Dreamcrusher have joined forces for a new track, ‘Thumbs Down (Not I)’, released as part of Adult Swim’s singles series. Give it a listen below.
“I wrote the lyrics with the thought of what a ‘rebel’ is and what it means, and if that meaning has changed,” Dreamcrusher explained in a statement. “I personally think rebellion is being yourself despite the world and how it treats you. I often think about the crossroads and thin lines between integrity and survival, and these days, with everything being so chaotic (especially for marginalized communities and independent artists). I honestly don’t give a fuck anymore. I just want to create work that I’m proud of, put it out to the world, and eat the fruits of my labor.”
Backxwash added: “This was an amazing opportunity to collaborate with one of the artists I admire and I am happy Adult Swim gave me that opportunity. I think sonically it is the perfect marriage of our styles and that is what collaboration should be all about. Very happy with how this came out.”
Backxwash released her latest album, I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dresses, earlier this year.