24-year-old Toronto bedroom pop artist Aunty Social, whose real name is Daniela Gitto, comes from past insecurities and periods of isolation where she’d use music as a therapeutic aid to address toxic lifestyles and her own struggles with mental health.
Aunty recently released her new single Cortex and it is a brilliant piece of music. I like the dynamic vocals. Besides, the melodies are so good. Furthermore, I am also a fan of the unique textures.
When asked about the inspiration behind the song, Aunty said, “I decided to imagine the person who caused a lot of trauma in my life as the fictional enemy of Crash Bandicoot named Cortex. When I was a child, I was so encompassed by the game that I would imagine all my peers as characters from the video game. My best friend would be imagined as CoCo Bandicoot and anyone that did me harm would be Cortex. The song is bright and uplifting so I decided to challenge that by masking the negative subject matter with childlike innocence.”
Aunty made incredibly good music, Cortex has all the elements of a true masterpiece. Be sure to stream it as soon as possible!
You can stream Cortex below on SoundCloud or Spotify!