Ashnikko Gives Her Rage a Sonic Form in the Explosive "You Make Me Sick!"


Photo: Vasso Vu

Ashnikko is back and better than ever on her latest single, "You Make Me Sick!" In the explosive track, the innovative artist teams up with longtime collaborators Slinger and Oscar Scheller, giving listeners a sonic experience full of tongue-in-cheek lyrics and instrumentals that arrive as a deliciously distorted force of nature.

"You Make Me Sick!" is epic and unrelenting, opening with nu-metal-inspired distorted guitar riffs and a menacing beat. In the song, Ashnikko cuts an ex-boyfriend down to size as her voice breaks into a screaming, powerful roar, making lyrics like "You fucking loser!" sound like a death blow to both the face and the ego. "I've decided to come back with my angriest, most cathartic song to date," Ashnikko explains. "My own personal rage room for me to smash my plates."

The music video, directed by Saam Farahmand, in classic Ashnikko-style, is equally gratifying and grotesque. The video starts out "normal" enough, with scenes of the alt-pop star dancing solo and with a group of blue-haired dancers. Then, as the music intensifies, clips of the artist growing mysterious black tumors all over her face intercut with visuals of her throwing up a strange black liquid into a tube that's interconnected with everyone else. It's insane and intriguing.

"You Make Me Sick" follows Ashnikko's hugely successful 2021 mixtape DEMIDEVIL and 2019 EP Hi, It's Me, which rocketed her straight onto the path of superstardom. Over the past year, she's performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel Live! and she brought her wild world to life on her sold-out U.S. headline tour and Lollapalooza, Governor's Ball, Reading and Leeds, Bonnaroo, and more. Ashnikko already has big plans for the year ahead as she readies for her highly anticipated Coachella debut later this spring, with additional live dates confirmed across Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and more.

Watch the "You Make Me Sick!" video below:

Related Articles

Lauren Sanderson Gifts The Perfect Sapphic Anthem Of The Summer: "FREAK / PINTEREST"

Lauren Sanderson Gifts The Perfect Sapphic Anthem Of The Summer: "FREAK / PINTEREST"

June 14, 2024 Alt-pop rock creative genius and self-proclaimed "freak" Lauren Sanderson is back with her latest single, "FREAK / PINTEREST."
Author: Alessandra Rincon
pop
Mustafa Explores Humanity and Heartbreak in "Gaza is Calling"

Mustafa Explores Humanity and Heartbreak in "Gaza is Calling"

June 14, 2024 "The hope is that this serves as a stark reminder that every path is ours, every child is ours, and every war is ours to answer for and speak against."
Author: Jazmin Kylene
Pale Waves Returns With the Hopelessly Romantic "Perfume," Announces New Album 'Smitten'

Pale Waves Returns With the Hopelessly Romantic "Perfume," Announces New Album 'Smitten'

June 13, 2024 “It's queer, feminine and romantic and it encapsulates the essence of ‘Smitten.’”
Author: Alessandra Rincon