The FMs in collaboration with Burlesque/Rock Personality Miss Cherry Delight are releasing their highly anticipate new single “Annihilation Denial” worldwide on November 19th, 2020. The collaborative anthemic effort is a politically charged single about climate change denial.
The FMs are a bastion of queer music. Formed in 2017 by Matte Namer (they/them) and Frankie Rex (he/him/they/them), who met in high school in New York City, the Brooklyn band exudes sex, subversion, and style through their politically charged pop missives. “We realized our voices had this incredible synergy, and both didn’t identify as cis-gender.” The FMs talk about this a lot —the name is even a play on it (Female/male). That fluidity has always been front and center, showcased as much in the band’s music as their evocative, seductive videos and stage performances. For the last few years they threw a live concert series on an old ferry boat in Bushwick, which doubled as a kink party with fire performers, burlesque, and hook suspensions. Their debut album Machinacene Epoch takes cues from glam, synth-pop, industrial, stoner rock, dance music, and beyond, while its lyrics discussed socio-political topics like gun violence, toxic masculinity, selfie culture, and artificial intelligence.
Unsurprisingly, The FMs’ lyrical content is as forward-thinking and galvanizing as their music. “I’m drawn to music’s ability to mobilize social and cultural change,” Matte shares. “It can tap into masses of people at once and maybe alter the course of history in an instant.” No doubt, their music illustrates how The FMs firmly believe the personal is political, doing so with zestful songwriting, irrepressible hooks and fierce intent. It’s the kind of vital combination that’s surprisingly rare and needed in the world now more than ever. “It’s the perfect time to release music with a positive social message. Showing ourselves to the world in our truest colors (being queer, non-binary/trans, kink-positive) is a positive message in and of itself,” Matte points out. “We’re in a time of massive social upheaval, caught in a wild story that none of us know how it will end. Will the dark forces who propagate in fear, selfishness, machismo, and narcissism beat out the side of reason, love, and compassion? I sure hope not, but we’ll be doing our part to steer the storyline.”
“It feels like a perfect time to be releasing an angry AF song about humanity’s infatuation with convenient truths. It’s lazy and dangerous to never think about tomorrow, to only believe things that sound sweet to your ears, and validate your existing worldview. The fact is, we are ruining the planet for our children and every generation after them. Deep down I believe everyone knows this, they are just too craven to accept it.”
– Matte Namer, The FMs
Miss Cherry Delight is every nightmare you ever wanted. The most irresistible and delicious assassin on the menu. A combination of the sweet and savory, tantalizing and threatening, “lepetite morte” and actual death. Burlesque Royalty as Miss Coney Island 2013, her career in striptease and performance art spans over a decade with a full visual and cerebral transformation from fluffy oopsie-cupcake showgirl to a raw, womanly, wild, unholy creature of darkness that makes even Satan nervous. Cherry exudes a desire for merciless revenge and a command to be loved from head to toe…in the biblical sense.
“I love sharing concert lineups with The FMs, and I was honored they asked me to collaborate with them by co-writing and singing on this track. I’m proud of our work together. It’s by far the loudest and craziest FMs song to date, filled with absolute rage and disgust at the ignorance and selfishness of mankind destroying the very earth we live on as we speak. Consider this song your wakeup call.”
– Miss Cherry Delight
Pre-save link: https://ffm.to/annihilationdenial
Artists: The FMs and Miss Cherry Delight
Justin Ethan Mathews
Composer: Matte Namer
Lyricists: Matte Namer, Miss Cherry Delight