Updated: Jun 15
Country singer-songwriter, Emilia Quinn is set to release ironically-titled single ‘Girl Talk’, which challenges the stereotypes associated with being a woman, on International Women’s Day. The track features 23 female-identifying musicians, including chart-topping artists.
Emilia Quinn has today announced the release of her brand-new remotely-recorded single Girl Talk, which will be available to download and stream across all mainstream digital platforms from 8th March 2021 to coincide with International Women’s Day.
Emilia opted to showcase the talents of 22 other female-identifying artists in the ironically-titled single ‘Girl Talk’, which lyrically pokes fun at the stereotypes and common issues womxn face, including casual sexism, being ghosted, and the expectation to fit a certain aesthetic.
Released on International Women’s Day, the song celebrates both the unity and diversity within the collective female identity. Artists featuring on the single hail from a variety of backgrounds, yet all have fallen prey to similar situations which have served only to strengthen their sisterhood and they’re hoping that ‘Girl Talk’ will resonate with other womxn too.
“The concept of Girl Talk came about while discussing experiences in and out of the industry with some of my friends. I wrote the song to poke fun at common issues womxn face, not to detract from the gravity of those situations but to give womxn a track that figuratively flips the bird at the perpetrators,” explained Emilia.
“The scale of the project grew and ‘Girl Talk’ became a way of fighting back to the gender imbalance in the music industry. Womxn are underrepresented a lot of the time so this is my way of showcasing some major female talent in the UK scene,” Quinn continued. “Despite the serious underlying message, the track is a fun, upbeat tune for everyone to enjoy. The point of the project is to build a community and empower everyone, one chorus at a time.”
The accompanying music video, released on the same day, was shot remotely via Zoom. Each participant was invited to mime the lyrics to the viewer while ironically doing stereotypically “girly” things to create a sense of satire.
All proceeds from streaming and downloads will be donated to award-winning charity Girls Rock London, who host music camps for girls, women, trans and non-binary people to make roles in the music industry more accessible within a safe space.