Siiickbrain is out for blood. Today, the experimental artist releases her latest single, “BLOODPUDDLE,” a high-powered rallying call against sexism and misogyny. It’s a powerful beat fueled by an even more powerful message. Backed by an electric synth and Siiick’s raw vocals, the song showcases her unique approach to songwriting and production. She uniquely blends dark pop with alternative rock to create a sonic landscape that is entirely of her own creation. And with the song, Siiickbrain iterates–she’s not here to play.
“I hope to make an impact on the music industry and make people pay attention to my artistry no matter how many misogynistic men who think they’re better than me get in the way,” she shares with us.
This electric release comes hot off the heels of the artist’s feature on Skrillex’s latest album, Quest For Fire. Titled, “Too Bizarre,” the song explores a relationship on the rocks with both sides wondering if they should just cut it off.
“Skrillex is a wonderful and amazing friend and artist and I’m so honored to be a part of his project,” she says. “Of course working with him was such an amazing moment that happened so organically and was honestly just so much fun. It’s people like Sonny who really remind me that someone understands the art you’re making even if it’s hard to.”
For more on Siiickbrain, read our conversation with her below.
V MAGAZINE: Congrats on your new song! What was your songwriting process like for this track?
SIIICKBRAIN: Honestly I was having a weird day and just wanted to make a very raw and angry track. I told my producer, Stint, that I wanted to have a super heavy beat leaning more electronic and he made just that. After it was made, I wrote to it and it was done pretty quickly.
V: What’s the significance behind the title, “BLOODPUDDLE”? How did you decide to call it this?
S: I’m just sick of misogynistic people in the industry that think they’re more worthy of things and more powerful just because of internalized sexism. This song repeats “I’m gonna make the cage rock” and that’s because I hope to make an impact on the music industry and make people pay attention to my artistry no matter how many misogynistic men who think they’re better than me get in the way.
V: What a powerful message. You’re really making a statement. I also want to take it back to your beginnings. What’s your earliest memory of music and performing? When do you remember first falling in love with it? And what are some challenges you faced?
S: I only just started making music in 2020 and didn’t perform for the first time until 2021. I fell in love with making music the second I started making it. I really haven’t left the studio much since then. One of the challenges that I face that a lot of women face is people not taking us seriously when we have a lot to bring to the table creatively. We are very underestimated and have to constantly go above and beyond to prove that we have a seat at the table.
V: You also got featured on the latest Skrillex album, how exciting! What was it like working with Skrillex? Did you take anything away from that collaboration? If so, what was it?
S: Skrillex is a wonderful and amazing friend and artist and I’m so honored to be a part of his project. Of course working with him was such an amazing moment that happened so organically and was honestly just so much fun. I learned from working with him that there are some really incredible people out there who believe in you. It’s people like Sonny who really remind me that someone understands the art you’re making even if it’s hard to.
V: What’s your go-to get ready song in prep for a big night out like this one?
S: I was actually listening to SZA’s new album SOS since she was nominated for [Billboard’s] Woman of the Year and wanted to celebrate her of course. She truly deserved it.
V: I love that. And back to the single. What message do you hope this release sends to people? What do you hope your music does for people?
S: I hope this single just sends a message that it’s ok to feel angry at the world sometimes and it’s okay to show aggression through art. It’s also okay to want to prove yourself when you know in your gut that you can. I hope my music shows listeners that they can do anything they want even if it seems far out of reach.
Listen to Siiickbrain’s latest single below.