Sometimes, taking a hot shower, putting on some light background music and meditating just isn’t the kind of relaxation that you need. Sometimes, you have to do whatever it takes to make yourself feel comfortable, regardless of what other people would think. And singer Allison Ponthier will support your right to do so.
Ponthier’s brand-new song “Gross” handles just that — doing what you have to do to take care of yourself. While her new music video for the song (premiering below) shows the singer practicing more trendy relaxation routines (taking a bath, doing a skincare routine, etc.), the lyrics are pretty explicit about what she’d rather be doing. “When I’m alone, my hand down my sweatpants/ I eat a whole bag of some sweet shit/ I have a right to be gross,” she croons.
While the glossy, groovy song tackles the subject with a tongue-in-cheek kind of humor, Ponthier couldn’t be more serious about how we take care of ourselves. “‘Gross’ isn’t about putting on an $18 face mask and calling it self-care; it’s more about giving yourself permission to be human,” she said in a statement. “I’m constantly seeing tweets like, ‘Fellas, would you ever date a girl with cellulite’ or ‘Fellas, would you keep your son in your house if he wore makeup?’ Seeing the constant policing of specific groups of people is so rage-inducing, so writing this song was really cathartic.”
Ponthier made her official debut in the music industry back in October with the release of her first single “Get Low,” a similarly moody, vibe-inducing song about cycling through a series of different moods.
Check out Allison Ponthier’s new video for “Gross” below: