August 1st, 2022

#KingMala

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June 6th, 2022

Jaguar Jonze

In 2019 FEMMUSIC interviewed Jaguar Jonze:

Jaguar Jonze – Deena Lynch

 

Now the Taiwanese-Australian  singer,  producer,  songwriter,  and  multimedia  artist Jaguar Jonze unveils her highly anticipated debut album BUNNY MODE, out today via Nettwerk. Featuring the explosive “WHO DIED   AND   MADE   YOU   KING”, “CUT,” Eurovision   contender “LITTLE   FIRES,” and more, BUNNY MODE is a personal triumph of resilience and incredible creative work on which the world-building artistry of Jaguar Jonze shines through.

Alongside  the  album’s  release  comes  a  new  video  directed,  produced,  and  edited  by  Jaguar  Jonze  accompanying  the arena-sized anthem “SWALLOW,” a blistering new track that sees Jaguar Jonze flip the male-gaze on its head.

A visual continuation of “LITTLE FIRES,” also tying in with the BUNNY MODE cover art, the provocative yet tongue-in-cheek clip sees Jaguar Jonze again playing with shibari, emulating a spider with its prey.” I wanted the ‘SWALLOW’ clip to be comedic, controversial, and fun. Embodying a sex cyborg doll with a faulty processing chip was my sardonic statement as a woman of color minced up by the patriarchy and its fetishization of Asian women. Be turned on, be confused, and question those trains of thought,” Jaguar Jonze explains.

A powerful feminist work exploring her journey as an assault survivor, an advocate for change, and a figure on the frontline of Australia’s  #MeToo movement, BUNNY MODE sees  Jaguar Jonze radiate confidence, finding strength in vulnerability and  tackling  dark  topics  with  lightness  and  humor.  Together  with  her  band,  she  has  created  a  unique  and  cinematic patchwork of stadium pop and industrial noise, laced with punchy-punk energy. Throughout the album, Jaguar Jonze moves past an old coping mechanism that she calls “going bunny mode” -becoming still and quiet instead of crying out in response to physical, psychological, and emotional threats.”

This album is a journey of  saying  goodbye  to  that  ‘bunny  mode,'” she  says.” Making  this  album  has  been  this  process  of  saying -thank  you  for saving me and allowing me to survive up until this point, but I don’t need you anymore.” The album is also a love letter to music itself -she explains, “Most things I did in my life, I did for survival. But, making music was the complete opposite: it was  a  gift  and  permission  to  myself  to  create,  live passionately,  and  say  what  I  was  feeling.  It  was  passion,  intimacy, rawness, and connection; it completely changed my life. It made me feel human.

Bunny Mode

BUNNY MODE track list:

  1. KNOW MY NAME
  2. WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?
  3. SWALLOW
  4. DRAWING LINES
  5. TRIGGER HAPPY
  6. LOUD
  7. LITTLE FIRES
  8. PUNCHLINE
  9. CUT
  10. NOT YOURS
  11. MAN MADE MONSTER

Man Made Monster Tour Dates

Saturday 18 June -Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Sunday 19 June -The Barwon Club, Geelong

Friday 24 June -Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth

Saturday 25 June -Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide

Friday 1 July -Miami Marketta, Gold Coast

Saturday 2 July -The Triffid, Brisbane

Friday 8 July -Kambri, Canberra

Saturday 9 July -Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Sunday 10 July -Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

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