Breakout pop star Lilyisthatyou has returned with a defiant new single and video called “Purity.” The Toronto newcomer rails against misogyny on the catchy, sex-positive anthem. “Call me a slut, call me a whore,” she declares. “It’s obvious you’re insecure, there’s no such thing as purity anymore.”
With “Purity,” the artist born Lily Davies uses vibrant ‘80s-inspired synth as a canvas for her message about reclaiming her autonomy as a woman moving through the world. It’s infectious, but purposeful too. “The purpose of this song is to reshape the language we use around young women’s bodies,” she says. “Sex has always been something others used to define me. Purity is not how many people you have slept with, sex should not make you feel weak or less than. I’ve realized words like ‘slut’ and ‘whore’ only have as much power as I allow them to.”
With its outspoken message, “Purity” picks up where Lilyisthatyou’s first hit “FMRN” left off. An acronym for “Fuck Me Right Now,” Lily’s unapologetic debut single became a sensation on TikTok and then went on to amass more than 30 million Spotify streams. She then followed up with “Party 22,” a feel-good celebration of the possibilities of a new year. “I want to create anthems people will remember from the year the world really came back to life,” Lily says. With “Purity” out now via Warner Records, the pop provocateur is well on her way to achieving that.