Have you ever found yourself singing a pop song, only to realize the lyrics are deplorable? Well, you don’t have to worry about that with Marina Tijerino’s catchy and beautiful song, “Orbit Pluto.” Tijerino, the talent behind Diatom, makes gorgeous music without anything to make you cringe, and she’s in the running for Best Pop Artist with City Weekly. This is the perfect time for you to hear a new song, support a local feminist musician, and donate to a good cause!
“Orbit Pluto is a song about the marginalization of women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and people of color who experience racism. I wanted to write the song out of a place of compassion for anyone who has suffered these injustices. Pluto is my metaphor for marginalized and oppressed people,” explains Marina. She continues, “Not all of my music is blatantly political, but I think what I’m trying to make is transformative art. I believe that tapping into true compassion requires believing the stories of those who are suffering, and understanding how current institutional structures are set up to silence marginalized people.” She sounds like a woman you can support, right?!
Here are two things you can do to show Marina some love:
- Vote for her as the Best Pop Artist with City Weekly.
- Download “Orbit Pluto”–all proceeds go to helping LGBTQIA homeless youth.