The experimental Inuit artist has released her latest single, and it’s once again an in-your-face exploration of righteous rage and bombardment on long simmering injustices.
“Colonizer” makes its focus rather damn clear with its title alone, but even still it belies the immediate impact of the growling song. The song was created in a moment of immediacy, when Tagaq performed an improvised live set. It was her instant response to, “performing in visibly and symbolically colonial spaces.” The music behind the song hits with an insistent, persistent, and propulsive force.
Along with the song itself, Tagaq has also shared “Colonizer (Tundra Mix)”, which was crafted in collaboration with producers Saul Williams and Gonjasufi. It’s a starkly different affair, slower to build up and more gradually releasing its fury.