[PREMIERE] ARI’s ‘Teachers’ Is A Jam For Girls Who Do What They Want
The up-and-coming Canadian singer ARI has just released the music video for her new song “Teachers,” which sounds something like a good Alessia Cara song, with a powerful anti-slutshaming message.
“I grew up with guysÂ getting high-fives from friends and their dads for being sexually adventurous and girls getting called a slut or a whore for doing less or the same as than whatever the guy got praised for,” ARI says of her inspiration for writing the song. “Everyone should be equally as free to beÂ sexually liberated in whatever way they please as long as it’sÂ consensualÂ and not hurting anyone.”
Gender issues have always been important to the “Pretty Little Villains” singer, and Ari maintains that her androgynous moniker is on purpose.
“I believeÂ that gender is a spectrum, and we all contain aÂ percentageÂ of each gender on a sliding scale,” she says. I tend to feel 50/50 and I’ve gone throughÂ stagesÂ of being what has been labeled a ‘tomboy’ and also a times, a ‘girly girl.'”
Whether you’re a tomboy or girly girl, a jam is still a jam.Â Check out the new video below for “Teachers,” and purchase the track on iTunes here.