Ella Vos – You Don’t Know About Me

Los Angeles artist Ella Vos has returned by sharing her most personal song to date. It’s called You Don’t Know About Me and it addresses the many issues women are currently living in the US, starting from the many decisions that many old, male legislators are taking about young women and their bodies. Musically speaking, the song is a brooding mid-tempo piece of electronic pop marked by thumping bass and finger snaps, with Ella’s heartfelt and bright voice standing out and claiming her right to decide independently on her body.

The song comes together with a statement, which you can read here: “About a year after my son was born, my mom turned to him and said, ‘We don’t want people in office who will make abortion legal, otherwise you wouldn’t be here.’ She had spoken as if we we’re back in 1972 when 70 year old male legislators were the ones making decisions about young women’s bodies. Why has nothing changed? Recently, I watched a staunch anti-abortion senator state that ‘I don’t know [why women have abortions]. I’m not a woman, I’ve never thought about it.’ I am a woman. I am a daughter. I am a mother. None of us choose the first two, but don’t we all deserve a choice with the latter? What does pro-life really mean? What about the lives of refugees, what about the lives of innocent people killed in war, what about healthcare? So I wrote a song about ignorance. About all those little comments we combat throughout the day. About choosing to replace those words with empowering statements. This is my body. About learning to be strong. About not letting anyone tell me who I should or shouldn’t be. Because you don’t know about me.

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