Brisbane-based singer/songwriter, artist, producer and all-round visionary Jaguar Jonze has released “WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?”, a blistering take-down on those that misuse their power in the music industry. This is the first release since her Antihero (EP) that was released earlier in the year.
Jaguar Jonze is the moniker for Deena Lynch, and I’ve watched from afar the courage that she has shown in the past twelve months galvanizing so many in the industry with support for victims, and collating stories as part of the #MeToo movement. Through the courage of those telling their stories, real meaningful change can be effected.
Of the track, Deena says, “Within a year, we have taken down many notable ‘kings’ or heads at the top of the music industry,” and “This song is to both celebrate that, as well as act as warning that more downfalls and clean ups are yet to come.”
Over the past eighteen months, a spell in hospital fighting COVID-19 and considerable time spent advocating for change and listening to survivors stories has meant that her art has been put on the back seat. “WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?” is a welcome and appropriate return, and we are thrilled to have it as our Track of the Week.
The video was filmed at the Brisbane City Hall, and features twelve Asian-Australian women and gender non-conforming folk.
Earlier this year, Deena was awarded the 2021 AIR Outstanding Achievement Award in honour of her work raising awareness to ensure that all music industry practitioners operate in a safe and respectful environment
Header image credit: Minori Ueda