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Scene Queen Stands Up For The Ladies On “Whips & Chains”

Scene Queen Winter 2024
[Photo via Hopeless Records]

Scene Queen is bringing a refreshing new twist to the phrase “Whips & Chains” on her new single. Rather than leaning into her sexually empowering side, the Hopeless Records artist has unleashed a revenge-themed banger that takes aim at men who think they can take advantage of women.

“I wrote ‘Whips & Chains’ about the fear of being a woman at a bar,” Scene Queen explains in a press release. “The song is about a group of women coming together and fighting back against a man who spikes drinks. I really wanted to showcase my crazy side lyrically and go a little unhinged and angry with it and it ended up becoming one of my favorite moments from the record. I write music as a form of relief, and having it get a second life from people relating to it after it’s written is the goal, so although songs like this are often hard to write, I can’t wait to get to scream along with it to anyone who relates.”

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Fueled by the bold sentiment in the first verse, “Asshole, try to spike my drink/Busted, guess I caught another creep/He doesn’t know I like a fucking whip/He doesn’t know I like to fucking hit,” Scene Queen isn’t afraid to take matters into her own hands when she’s “feeling cunty.” As the song progresses, it becomes clear that she is unrelenting in her mission to protect women from dangerous predators, showcasing her determination to go to any lengths to keep them safe and the empowerment that bleeds across the track. Check out “Whips & Chains” below.

Following the release of Hot Singles In Your Area on June 28, Scene Queen will be performing on the idobi Radio Summer School Tour alongside Stand Atlantic, Magnolia Park, The Home Team, Honey Revenge, and Letdown. Check out the full Summer School Tour routing below and get tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • July 10—Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
  • July 11—Cincinnati, OH @ Andrew J Brady Theater
  • July 12—Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
  • July 13—Sauget, IL @ (St. Louis) Pop’s Nightclub
  • July 16—Austin, TX @ The Far Out Lounge
  • July 17—Dallas, TX @ SouthSide Music Hall
  • July 18—Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
  • July 20—Orlando, FL @ The Vanguard
  • July 21—St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
  • July 22—Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Heaven
  • July 23—Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
  • July 25—Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
  • July 26—Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
  • July 27—Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
  • July 28—Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
  • July 30—Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
  • July 31—Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • Aug. 2—Omaha, NE @ The Admiral
  • Aug. 3—Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
  • Aug. 4—Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
  • Aug. 6—Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
  • Aug. 7—Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
  • Aug. 9—Seattle, WA @ The Showbox SoDo
  • Aug. 10—Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
  • Aug. 13—Sacramento, CA @ The Backyard
  • Aug. 15—Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
  • Aug. 16—San Diego, CA @ SOMA
  • Aug. 17—Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
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