When a song is described as an “anthem”, it typically has mass appeal and words about things that we all share in common. For those of you who are more uncommon and don’t jive with the “mass”, DJ eDit brings your own anthem. “Artsy” is a glitched-out, slick sampled track with lyrics from Living Legend’s Grouch that bring a new kind of message. The song takes a jab at pretentious band-wagon jumping pseudo-hippies with a holier-than-thou attitude. Perhaps someone you know will come to mind when you hear the verse, “You ain’t artsier than me…Cuz you got sideburns and a vintage Tee, You ain’t artsier than me, ‘cuz you pluck a guitar,that ain’t fuckin bizarre”. Its all about shooting down the image of what is artsy and showing that you don’t have to shop at thrift stores and make weed brownies to be hip. Like Grouch says, “I recycle too, I’m kinda like you”.
By Meghan Bender