»The song evolved from various things I was thinking around the ways that images are used in the current climate, both for good and bad, and intersecting with gender and beauty ideals. I was thinking about flesh, gloopy balls of flesh, and so that’s related to plastic surgery as well and silicone implants. I wanted to create those feelings of flesh as something impersonal, a material to be played with like anything else.«
Sophie Xeon is a Scottish record producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ born in 1986 in Glasgow. She is known for her synthesised and »hyperkinetic« take on pop music, and came to prominence with singles such as Bipp (2013) and Lemonade (2014). During the first years of her career she made sure not to publish images of herself in order to retain a certain degree of anonymity. Her video Faceshopping with its explicit criticism of prevailing beauty standards marks a turning point in this respect.