GAYLE’s “don’t call me pretty” is Pretty Empowering
You know her, you love her. She’s iconic for her rebellious songs, and she’s back better than ever with her new song “don’t call me pretty.”
GAYLE first gave fans a taste of “don’t call me pretty” live, opening for Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour, but now listeners can hear the full track. The singer-songwriter will continue her performance presence as she joins P!NK on her European Summer Carnival Tour. If you want to see GAYLE live, check her website for tickets.
On “don’t call me pretty,” GAYLE delves into her exasperation for feeling used and mistreated, making for an empowering track with punchy remarks (“Tell me I should smile more / And I’ll knock your teeth out”).
“don’t call me pretty” is an attempt to capture the moments of frustration when I’ve felt objectified in my friendships, over the internet, and generally in life.
With a grooving bass line, a catchy beat, and relatable lyrics, “don’t call me pretty” is a song you’ll want to lip-sync to in your room and let it all out. The music flows in a satisfying rhythm while also expressing just how fed up she is with those who are acting up and objectifying her.
I thought I made it obvious
I don’t wanna be pretty to you
I don’t wanna be nice
I don’t wanna be the girl that kept you warm for the night
Oh no not anymore, anymore
~ “don’t call me pretty”
GAYLE’s “diy” music video feels like a home film with its simple cinematography. With vlog shots GAYLE shot while on the road touring as an opener for Taylor Swift, the visualizer makes it feel like you’re one of the friends tagging along with GAYLE on her adventure through a zoo and on amusement park rides, goofing around to the tune of “don’t call me pretty.”
At just 18 years old, GAYLE is already Grammy Award-nominated and multi-Platinum certified. With hits like “everybody hates me” and “abcdefu,” it makes sense. “don’t call me pretty” is set to add another smashing success to GAYLE’s discography.
So obviously, GAYLE is someone you’ll want to watch for — follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, and join her Discord server while you’re at it.