After setting TikTok on fire (again) with only a teaser, hyperpop singer and songwriter Peach PRC unveils her anxiously awaited new single God Is A Freak today.
Last week, Peach PRC shared a short snippet of the track, and it incited a flurry of activity with fans, resulting in more than 60 million views and 5 million likes so far on TikTok of God Is A Freak content. Peach also attracted the attention of various pop music titans, such as Billie Eilish, and Finneas who tweeted about God Is A Freak saying, “This song is so so so good.”
Regarding the song, Peach PRC said, “I’ve been doing this ‘god making —’ TikTok video series for a while where I simplify the absurdities of “god’s creations” and how the intentions behind his actions make no sense, it’s something I’ve always questioned. I found it frustrating when I went to a Christian college and sat through testimonials about how the youth leader’s mum prayed for a certain type of carpet for her new house and God rewarded her with it, meanwhile there are children impoverished globally and “God” doesn’t seem to bother.”
She goes on, “I also remember purity culture being a big thing. The first time I was ‘slut shamed’ was at 12-years-old inside a church during youth group for the clothes I was wearing. This song is for everyone who has felt shamed, dirty, impure, wrong, unloved and unworthy because of beliefs upheld by the church. Whether you are a believer in God or not, you are worthy of feeling liberation.”
The rising pop princess continues to make waves in her native Australia; most recently reaching #35 on triple j’s audience voted Hottest 100 Chart for her gold-selling single Josh. Her breakthrough single has already gathered 19 million-plus streams while receiving widespread critical acclaim. PAPER Mag raved, “it’s a bombastic first look for the freshly minted pop star that sacrifices none of the chaotic whimsy that endeared fans to her in the first place,”. Refinery29 noted, “Peach PRC takes her ex’s obsession and turns it into a pop song, and it’s kind of perfect. (Leave her alone, Josh.)” and most recently Vogue Australia wrote, “She’s the pop princess we don’t deserve” and continued with “everything from mental health struggles to relationship breakups – flowed effortlessly into a catalogue of hyper-curated, punchy pop.”
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With thanks to Island Records Australia