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Frida Kill – “EP 1”

“EP 1” is Frida Kill’s debut EP. Frida Kill is a Feminist four-piece punk band out of Brooklyn. Making noise about the dystopian nightmare we are currently stewing in. The first single from “EP 1” is “Mujeres Con Mangos.” It’s a song that gives humanity and visibility to those who often go unseen. When talking about the song, Maria Lina, says “Mujeres Con Mangos was fueled when reports of undocumented workers were being arrested for selling Churros in the NYC and of a memory I have of passing by an old family friend Margerita (who sells Mangos all year round on Knickerbocker Ave) who was getting a ticket by the cops in the bitter freezing cold for selling mangos. She was very upset but did not back down. I stood with her for a while, bought some mangos and gave her some money and a hug. I feel like a lot of the time these people that provide fresh fruits, treats and ice cream for us on the streets go unseen. They spend time preparing these small things to make money to pay their rent, send their kids to school, send money aboard to their families just like everyone else. They get up everyday and go to work outside in the heat, in the freezing cold, harmless and out of the way and still, the system finds a way to criminalize them. I wanted to write a song for them, give them a voice, I want people who have never thought about them to be kind, have empathy and see them when they pass them. I want people to appreciate them. I want people to help in anyway way can and I hope the message gets across with my song. I have my mother to thank for always instilling empathy to my siblings and I. She opens her doors to anyone and is extremely helpful in her community.”