Photo: She Is Aphrodite
We got to chat with Jaguar Jonze about the powerful and emphatic statement that is ‘WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?’
Taiwanese-Australian multimedia artist Deena Lynch is rapidly establishing herself an absurdly talented artist in a wide range of fields. From her narrative illustration project Spectator Jonze, to the gender-subverting photography project Dusky Jonze, to her empowering singer-songwriter work as Jaguar Jonze, the shape-shifting, endlessly creative artist is truly a generational performer who is more than happy to shake up the status quo and make fierce and important statements with her work. The latest example being the reworking of her anthemic, empowering release ‘WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?’, which now features a feature from Zimbabwe-raised, Los Angeles-based activist and poet Shugundzo.
The track feels like a cathartic and emphatic release from two artists that have spent enough time dealing with and witnessing injustice and mistreatment in their respective music scenes. The track is flooded with an intense sense of power as defiant and cutting lyrics butcher through the powers that be, and declare in no uncertain terms that change is coming. We had a chat with Jaguar Jonze about such an important track and what the thoughts behind it were.