Whether she’s dropping anthemic singles like “Boom Boom Boom” or opening up for Aqua during their Big Apple tour stop this past summer during Pride, New York City’s own “mermaid pop star” Lagoona Boo has proven herself to be a multi-faceted and dynamic performer. This week, Bloo dropped her brand new single “Elle Woods” (from her upcoming and aptly titled album Underwater Bubble Pop) and it’s packed with glorious synths throughout the track and an instantly infectious hook. Bloo might be consistently delivering pop bangers, but she is also using her music as a tool, healing herself from growing up as a queer kid in an ultra-conservative Mexican American household.
Bloo spoke at length about how Witherspoon’s Elle Woods herself was a beacon of light for Bloo growing up. She said “Growing up as a queer, Mexican-American kid from the South, I felt underestimated and overlooked most of my life. For this album, I wanted to write a song about having to overcome this and one of my favorite characters who is underestimated but triumphs in the end is Elle Woods from the iconic movie Legally Blonde. I immediately wrote the lyric “Baby, I’m a star! What, like it’s hard?” and the song wrote itself! ‘Elle Woods’ is one of my favorites on the album right now and I hope that people not only love the references to the iconic blonde, but take away the fact that anyone can ‘Do it like Elle Woods.’”
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