Chloe Lilac’s “Manic Pixie Dream” Is A Sweet Mid Finger To Unrealistic Female Standards

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Glossed with a chic layer of edginess, Chloe Lilac’s “Manic Pixie Dream” trashes the unrealistic standards that society has imposed on women for centuries. Sonically, the track travels into lustful territories where Chloe’s smooth vocals seduces you into the laidback chill atmosphere. Lyrically, however, “Manic Pixie Dream” guns down the outdated gender norms with an intense, angry softness that makes it even more catchy. Stream below:

“The manic pixie dream girl trope is very frustrating to me and that’s what this song is about. It’s an unattainable standard for women. I was finding that the people I was dating expected me to be a manic pixie dream girl instead of a real, complex, multi-dimensional person.” shared Chloe.

The single is from her upcoming debut EP, also titled Manic Pixie Dream, which will be out on March 8th via RCA Records. The gal has a headline show coming up at the end of this month, so go see her:

1/29 – Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn, NY, USA)