Tianna Esperenza releases new single “Three Straight Bitches From Hell”

[photo courtesy of Shervin Lainez]

By Nicholas Kobe, contributor 

Rising artist Tianna Esperanza released her newest single and music video today, “Three Straight Bitches From Hell”, a song about her experiences as a queer person falling in love with people who are straight. This is the fourth single from her upcoming debut album with BMG. 

Tianna Esperanza is a singer-songwriter who focuses on storytelling and fashion. She is the granddaughter of Paloma (“Palmolive”) McLardy, the member of The Slits and a member of
The Raincoats. “Three Straight Bitches From Hell” serves as the fourth single from her upcoming EP, following the footsteps of “Princess Slit and Raincoat Prince”, “Lewis” and “Terror” all of which have received praise from critics. 

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Tianna stated in a press release, “As a queer person, falling for straight people is so common at some point in your life that it’s almost a right of passage.” The song is structured around three main verses, each telling about the different bad experiences Tianna has had with three separate women. Talking about writing the song Tianna said “ I had humor in mind while writing this song but I also didn’t want to shy away from how painful it felt as a young person still figuring out my identity and feeling rejected.”

This perspective is quite clear in the lyrics where lines of earnest heartbreak like “She was my vision of Vienna with her love handles and breasts” is contrasted with more scornful and humorous lines like “You were a tarot card hippie tease. But thanks for sharing your weed”. The back two minutes of the track is instrumental, driven by Tianna’s percussive acoustic guitar playing which is the backbone of the song. An accompanying music video for the single mainly centers around Tianna playing and singing the song alone in a room. View the video here.

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