"If I Am A Rib", A Poem by Castle
Thank you so much for the writing, Cas. It almost couldn't have been more fitting.
There's not much to be explained about this short EP. I realized I had some songs about the various forms of treatment against women in American society so I decided to make them more of a reality than just words on paper. I don't intend for them to speak volumes about anything as, sadly, everything I say or think here is said constantly every day by men and women alike. I just had some ways of saying these things and figured I'd put them out. Because, let's be honest, women are fucking important to everything. That's all I'll say about that. So here you go. I hope you enjoy this.
The ideas here are:
"Green Thumbs": a song for my mother. raising three boys the best she could (amazingly well, I might add) in spite of anyone or anything telling her she may be doing it wrong or not to a certain standard. always the outlaw, that one
"She's Not Coming Home": really just a song about a woman asserting her independence in the face of a "need" to be in love or relationship. more or less from a perspective of a male counterpart needing to be with her, but knowing she can do as she pleases.
"Cat Calling": kind of directed at women in various lines of work. the ideas here being one, a dancer of sorts, and the other, an important figure in some big name company. they're being women and being just fucking alive even in the midst of man telling her what she should or shouldn't be doing with her time. because she has that power. to be her own woman in this "man's world". just a big "I don't give a shit" to all those men.
released March 6, 2016
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