Tommy Genesis’ upcoming album, Goldilocks x, is a loaded fairytale.
There’s a observe with a banging home beat; one other she describes as her “Drake second,” the place she goes full-blown Tommy-the-singer; and a complete center part she calls a “Charlie Warmth EP” — a string of tracks produced by the in-demand beatmaker.
After giving just about the whole lot a strive on this album, the venture title was a no brainer. She thinks she received the mix good.
“You understand in ‘Goldilocks’ the place she’s like, ‘It’s too sizzling, it’s too chilly, this chair is simply too large, it’s too small?’” Tommy asks over the telephone, shortly earlier than saying the file, out Sept. 10 by way of Downtown Information. “‘Goldilocks’ is the candy spot. And the ‘x’ is experimental. For me, it’s about discovering that candy spot and all of the shit you undergo, speaking about it, however being empowered by it.”
However good for the raunchy Canadian artist will not be good for different emcees, and that’s how she operates. Two years after releasing her self-titled debut — which gave underground weight to her self-coined “fetish rap” subgenre — Genesis feels her second LP is a “rebirth” in a way, one the place she playfully reintroduces herself on the intro and lead single “peppermint” (“I’m the bitch that makes fetish rap / I discuss lots of bizarre shit, they usually copycat”).
“It’s sort of me claiming my house in a method, in my thoughts,” she explains. “I’m all the time simply channeling my identification, my sexuality, my thoughts. I’m not sitting there being like, ‘Oh, I want to write down a tune for this, as a result of this’ and I by no means assume. I’m not calculated. I’m conceptual as a result of as soon as I begin, I create the world. However I don’t have any guidelines for myself. And I feel due to my identification, I are usually overtly sexual with out even attempting.”
A lot of Goldilocks x feels contemporary, from the emotive “fuck u, u know u can’t make me cry” to the glossy repeated keyboard lick on “Common” — however some issues by no means change, together with her commonplace “TOMMY!” adlib (showcased for SPIN on the telephone) and her draw to all issues “fetish.”
“I’ve all the time favored the phrase ‘fetish’ as a result of if I’m your fetish, it’s good, however you fucking love me,” she says. “And vice versa. Like, if I make this music, me making it’s also my fetish. And all of it lives in that world of, like, it’s so bizarre and sexual, however you fucking like it should you like it. If it’s for you, It’s fucking for you.”
With the Thursday launch of the album’s second single, the club-essential “a lady is a god,” Genesis is now lower than two months away from her second LP discovering its place inside each the underground and mainstream, simply the way in which she likes it. And aside from one shut buddy, those that have been within the studio and her canine, who should have impeccable style, she stored the file comparatively below wraps all through its entire course of. So for followers who love Tommy for Tommy, this one is unabashedly simply that — certainly one other to fetishize.
“I actually didn’t care about anybody’s opinion,” she says. “I didn’t ask anybody’s opinion. I wasn’t like, ‘What do you concentrate on the tune?’ Like, I simply personally didn’t try this. I’m identical to ‘Nah, I’m simply gonna make it to the purpose the place I’m pleased with it. And that’s it: flip it in.’”