On Bebe Huxley's new single, "Just Pretend I'm a Man," the experimental pop artist is on a mission to seduce her listener. "I guess when I'm serious about us, I want you to help me do the dishes and eat me out," she says in a coy babydoll voice, taking on the role of an "eager-to-please nymphette." The song centers on the phrase, "Just pretend I'm a man," without ever deciphering its meaning, fostering an open-ended dialogue about gender and sexuality.
The track's bubbly production is courtesy of Vancouver-based Vincent Parker, who also produced Huxley's lead single, "Darkside"—another song that grapples with her understanding of gender. "For me, the 'Darkside' is a state of questioning—a challenge to rethink my behaviors I've learned from my assigned gender," she told OUT. "Wearing a cockpiece in performance changed my understanding of myself as a woman in a body and initiated my journey into queer self-discovery."
Listen to "Just Pretend I'm a Man," below, ahead of Huxley's debut Scorpio EP, due out October 2017.