After the release of her provocative single “Big Booty Bitch” – a raunchy, in-your-face ode to sex – Angie Oeh’s debut album Sex In Afrikaans comes as a well-timed follow-up, and a celebration of all things transgressive.
A banger of a collab with Jack Parow, titled “Meisies & Partytjies”, is what led to the release of her latest offering, drawing attention from seasoned industry producers alike. And if you think that her album can’t get any raunchier than her recent singles, you’d be sorely mistaken.
Sex In Afrikaans is, as the title suggests, proudly Afrikaans, and proudly sexualised, reclaiming topics of sex, sexual identity and gender expression that have typically been stereotyped in harmful ways by the music industry. To someone who isn’t expecting it, Angie Oeh’s bold musical persona might be too difficult to digest, and while the blatantly erotic lyricism might feel overbearing at times, it’s all part of her daring image.
“Bitches is Sneaky” feels like the sister track to “Big Booty Bitch”, with tinges of pop production and trap melody, while “Altyd Op My Vibe” pairs summery marimbas and mounting synthesizers with a loose chorus-line.
But all her angst culminates in the title-track. It sounds like a weirdly perfect synthesis between Die Antwoord and Billie Eillsh, making for a captivating dance track and album closer that promises to take Angie Oeh’s career to the next level.
Feature pic by André Badenhorst