According to Urban Dictionary, a 'fuckboy' "will lead a girl on and let her down, then apologize only to ask for "pics" once the girl has welcomed him back into her trust. Boys like this will pretend to genuinely care about the girl but always fail to prove the supposed affection." It's the epitome of modern-day romance and Cat Burns is sick of it. In an act of defiance, the 18-year old singer-songwriter rises up to the occasion with an anthemic new track aptly named "Fuckboy"—one that doesn't shy away from telling it like it is.
A track laden with empowerment, "Fuckboy" raises the middle finger to men with distinctive and bracingly honest flair, encouraging females to stand up for themselves. "[The song] is for younger girls who have to deal with that because it's usually when you're a bit more naive to boys and their intentions," she shares. "Whereas now I'm older, that wouldn't happen. In my songs, I want to (tell young girls) that you have the strength! It's okay!"
Indeed, Burns encourages her audience through relatable lyrics, fuelled by an infectious upbeat pop production that shakes and quakes. The songstress impresses with her flawless medley, conveying her message in a distinctively infectious soundscape of whirling emotions.
A South London native, Burns developed a love for gospel music at a very young age, religiously listening to her family's records and eventually adopting some of her favorite artists' adlibs and vocal runs. Her long-awaited EP Naïve will be out this May.
Buy/stream "Fuckboy" here.