Posted March 1, 2023 by Mike Mineo in Tracks

Bad Ass Beauty – “Me”

“Me” is the rousing debut single from Los Angeles-based artist Bad Ass Beauty, channeling a soulful vocal charisma alongside hard-rocking guitar ferocity. She describes the release as “a pure, aggressive fun and sexy take no prisoners homage to self love and confidence.”

The project is that of LaQuinta Prince, a graduate of Berklee College of Music whose influences span from Led Zeppelin to Chaka Khan. Prince is currently prepping her debut album 4 Horsemen, releasing later this year and inspired by numerous hardships, particularly that of traversing through a male-dominated industry as a confident woman.

The spoken-word introduction struts such confidence, seeking self-inspiration and touting traits like being “diplomatic,” and “enigmatic.” The ensuing chorus dazzles with the soaring background vocal work, gliding seamlessly alongside the passionate vocal lead. “Now I’m free, released from misery,” these vocals exude into another hard-rocking verse. “Me” compels with its confident vigor and hard-rocking appeal.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

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