Another cosmic hit from 90s’ alt-girl energy & KNM favourite Spit Sisters 🕸️
Nothing typifies this bell jar of a year we’re having more than the work of Sylvia Plath & the band have done well to unearth the energy of her work in their latest release. So much so, that you almost forget that misery guts Gwyneth Paltrow once held her namesake.
The band spell-fully describe the song as ‘Our summoning song. Sylvia, is inspired by Sylvia Plath’s works & life’. Tbf if the Craft were a band it would be Spit Sisters so this synopsis is pretty apt.
As we start to raise a glass & a fuck you sign to this absolute shit show of a year, Spit Sisters have done the finest job of typifying our sentiments – if 2020 wasn’t enough to raise Sylvia Plath from the dead, the band are here to make sure she feels damn welcome upon arrival.
Plaths’ most famous work, The Bell Jar pays tribute to that sucking feeling you get when the life is being drained out of you. Trapped, frustrated, unable to release – you feel encased by your inner ennui. I think after the year we’ve all had it’s fair to say Plath hadn’t seen nothin’ yet.
In her Swiftesque titled poem ‘Mad Girl’s Love Song‘ Sylvia writes ‘I shut my eyes & all the world drops dead, I lift my lids & all is born again’ lending itself well to the feelings of isolation that mass lockdowns have enthralled upon people, the only difference being – that when we lift our lids – nothings fucking changed.
Not to worry though. Well versed on melancholy Spit Sisters have the answer for us, look to your hero’s, get creative, allow yourself to feel. & if all else fails – slam on a wedding dress & enter the abyssssssss. 👰🏻🌻🖤