Support Feminist Musicians in SLC: Diatom’s Marina Tijerino

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Photo Credit: Taylor Grayson

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:

  1. Vote for her as the Best Pop Artist with City Weekly.
  2. Download “Orbit Pluto”–all proceeds go to helping LGBTQIA homeless youth.

Marina could really use your help, so vote and share this with everyone you know! Help a talented and local feminist musician get the recognition she deserves!

ORBIT PLUTO
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When we’re watching the storm baby
what could go wrong?
When we’re watching the storm baby
On our level of reality is
a subtle place where our sanity lives
Oh we, thought we’d live up to be
The epitome of madness
pure and galactic
Or, revolutionary
reach out and grab it
one and only planet
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Oh we, thought we’d live up to be
The epitome of madness
pure and galactic
Or, revolutionary
reach out and grab it
one and only planet
Who, are you to make me choose?
pink or blue while massive nebulas
offer so many hues
Alright so when universes collide
let the chaos inside of you
because you have nothing to hide
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Feeling kind of small but I can do it all with you
with you
Feeling kind of small but I can do it all with you
with you
(LAYER)
That’s why I’ll Orbit Pluto
That’s why I’ll Orbit Pluto

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