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Introducing: Jaguar Jonze – Toxic

Jaguar Jonze is Deena Lynch, Brisbane-based singer/songwriter, producer and multimedia artist.

She just released her new single Toxic.

The song features slinging guitar lines, outstanding vocals, unique grooves, moody pop sounds, and solid hooks.

Jaguar has been credited with reigniting the #MeToo movement in Australia with a IG post last month about a photographer that led to 400+ other women coming forward with their stories: theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/14/photographer-jack-stafford-admits-to-being-abuser-after-jaguar-jonze-posts-metoo-accusations

“I often take to songwriting as an outlet for all my emotions, but after an overwhelming few weeks being on the frontline of the recent #metoo movement in the Australian music industry, sometimes it’s all too much to sit down and pen your own song. Sometimes, singing a cover in your own way is the best catharsis. After receiving more than 400 stories of people with their own individual sexual harassment/assault stories in my inbox, talking to media to represent the many voices that often feel scared and silenced, and doing my best to do what I can within the strict limitations of defamation laws in Australia, I just felt sick to my stomach. I knew what that feeling was because I had felt it all too often before – toxic. And so, in light of the recent discussions around a certain US record label and #FreeBritney it reminded me of my favourite pop song. As a child, I completely missed the message and tone of what the song actually was and, revisiting it as an adult, I wanted my cover to draw out how my understanding of the song has changed. This is my ode to all the people who stood up alongside me these last few weeks against toxic masculinity, toxic relationships and toxic environments in the music industry. We hear you, we see you and time is up,” comments Jaguar.

The video captures the spirit of the song. It was created in isolation by Ribal Hosn & Deena Lynch.

Jaguar makes art. Toxic is a very impressive song.

Check it out below!