They say you should never judge a book by its cover and the same, sometimes, goes for songs. Well, meet Livvy.
Livvy is proof that in some circumstances, presented only with a cover, it actually is quite possible to get a fairly good feel of things. We got an email from Livvy over the weekend. It's one of those emails you finish reading with a sense that the only positive outcome will be if it turns out to be a viral.
Here's how her biog starts.
"Offensive", "vapid", "frothy", "bubblegum", "outrageous", "morally bankrupt" and "undeniably infectious"… these are just some of the words that have been used to describe "Jailbait", and the not-yet-legal mind behind it, sixteen year old singer/songwriter, Livvy.
Of her debut single, she says, "'Jailbait' is about the role of the underaged, hyper-sexualized girl in society. That girl who takes half naked photos of herself in the mirror with her camera phone. It's about pornographic ideals infiltrating our collective consciousness — this obsession with youth and beauty. I'm not saying that any of this is wrong, I'm simply stating that it is. This song is me coming to a societal realization."
Well let's see how this 'societal realization' makes itself known through the song's lyrics.
Bad things happen when you hear my name
Deny your attraction but I've got no shame
16 will get you 20
Don't even think about it because baby I'm
Not your girlfriend
Not the girl next door
Not your girlfriend
I'll give you just enough then leave you wanting more
Jailbait I'm jailbait
You try to stay away but you can't obey
Want to hear the song?
Our favourite thing about the email is that after treating us to a song celebrating the lighter side of paedophilia with a social conscience and lightness of touch that makes Ke$ha seem almost sentient, Livvy leaves us with this splendidly formal signoff.
Thank you in advance for any consideration and for your time, feel free to contact me at your convenience.
More Livvy at myspace.com/officiallivvymusic.