Lizzo and Speedy Ortiz vocalist Sadie Dupris. Collaborating over the internet. To make a song. Pretty cool, right?
Google thought so, so they brought the two titans of the blogosphere together for a collaborative commercial, which premiered over at Vice-sponsored content engine Noisey yesterday. The premise is that Google connected the local GRRRL PRTY emcee and Dupuis — who does solo work under the moniker Sad13 — via their Google Docs platform and let them make advertising magic.
The result is a three-minute song entitled "Basement Queens," which is now available for free on Google Play. The remotely hashed-out lyrics deal with both artists' prowess in the studio, as well as the ripping apart of stereotypes surrounding their gender's contribution to music.
The song itself a little half-baked and feels more like a Google jingle than an earnest partnership, but still, you gotta admit, pretty cool. Check out this mini-doc that details the #madewithGoogleDocs origin story of "Basement Queens":Yeah, that's some pretty good stuff. A lot better than the last time a tech company enlisted a Minnesota musician to sell their products.
Boston's Speedy Ortiz cracked a handful of year-end lists with their 2015 album Foil Deer. Lizzo, fresh off the release December's Big Grrrl Small World, headlines First Avenue on Feb. 6.