Sara Jackson-Holman spent most of her songwriting career in the leafy-green surroundings of Oregon, but a few years back, she moved to Los Angeles were a new spurt of inspiration took hold. With the new scenery, weather, culture and people all around her, Jackson-Holman found that her music was changing too and that journey is what brings us to ‘Beep Beep Bitch’.
It’s one of three singles from the artists that explores identity through the lens of self and ego. This song is about shaking off you fears of what others will think and to go for what feels right to you, which is what we hear through those deceptively sweet vocals over a bold bass line. Even her press photos are unapologetic; every bit embodying the energy of the song’s killer title ‘Bleep Bleep Bitch’.
“Beep Beep Bitch is one of 3 singles centered around self and ego—whereas much of what I’ve written has been more about how I define myself in relation to others. It’s an irreverent, petty ode to letting go of those who are intent on misunderstanding you. I have always cared so much about how I come across, what I say, second guessing myself constantly. There has always been something illicit, irreverent, and taboo about hip hop and pop— articulating a confidence with such naked ego (and willingness to offend) that felt completely inaccessible to me personally. I have been so often moved to tears, with what I can only imagine is catharsis, hearing someone own their egoic impulses without qualification. I have long felt that I could be freer to say what I’d like if I was writing for someone else. Or under a pseudonym. In an exercise to try to find out what I’d have to do in order to feel comfortable writing the kind of pop songs I wanted to write, I went as far as thinking I’d have a concept project, in which someone lip synced and was the face of my music. Someone who I thought could embody what I was saying better than I myself could. While it might be true that someone could do these songs more justice than me, I’m glad I settled on releasing them under my name. These songs are a practice in surrendering how others might perceive me in service of giving myself more flexibility to explore my range as a songwriter.”
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