After a year that prompted artistic development and activism, Bay Area resident FREDDIE is back  and ready to shake it all off with a scorched-earth new single, “BASHBACK!”. 

With a run time of just over one minute, 30 seconds, the track runs at a fast clip to match, showcasing FREDDIE’s bombastic, rowdy assembly of hip hop and rap with pop vocal stylings. With its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it bars and themes of over-policing, anti-capitalism, and queer reclamation, the song feels like the perfect protest to soundtrack Pride month in 2021.

To celebrate, FREDDIE is debuting the single as a headliner at this weekend’s 4th annual Oaklash, the Bay Area’s drag and queer performance festival. You can stream FREDDIE’s slated live performance at Oasis alongside a slew of other local queer artists, drag performers, and more.