Fitting into the same world as Charli XCX and Caroline Polachek, Luna Morgenstern is carving out her own lane in the ever expanding world of hyperpop. Polymerising together the modern pop landscape of insatiable hooks, impactful lyrics, and enthralling visuals with the underground hyperpop of glitched out electronics, an ethereal undertone, and tantalising melodies. Her entire discography is proof of this, but IDONTOU is her most impactful single to date.
Recounting a dark period within the Dutch music industry; specifically highlighting cases of sexual assault from The Voice of Holland that triggered this reaction, Morgenstern doesn’t hold back. This is her focusing on reclaiming her body and the bodies of her peers too, empowering her contemporaries whilst raising a middle finger high into the sky against those sexual assaulters. The whole song is best described though by Morgenstern herself:
“The surfacing of several cases of sexual assault at ‘The Voice Of Holland’ last year heavily triggered me. I was so angry and appalled by the victim’s accounts, that I had to transfer these emotions into a song. I wanted to write an anthem to all people who have experienced any form of sexual assault in their life. It shouldn’t be a sad song, but one that could be played at a party and that would make people want to dance, in order to reclaim ownership over their bodies.
For the lyrics, I took suggestive phrases and cat calls I had (over)heard countless times in my work surrounding or while going out and randomly connected them into a monologue that the protagonist has to endure. While the verses are kind of twisted, I wanted the message of the chorus to be very clear: you don’t own me and I don’t owe you, period.”