This years EMAs were a little bit unconventional – just like pretty much everything in 2020 – but that didn’t stop our musicians. In fact, it forced many of them to explore avenues yet undiscovered. Doja Cat shocked everyone when she performed her hit single, Say So, which was pretty much unrecognizable, giving it an insane glam rock makeover and proving she is here to stay. Its becoming more and more clear that 2020 is the year that Rock comes back, with artists such as Machine Gun Kelly and Miley Cyrus letting their Rockstar personas out.
Reminiscent of 2000’s Evanescense, the composition is a far cry from the usual pop-R&B. The set was transformed into a grungy nightmare forest, with Doja’s dress torn to shreds, and a band of wolf-like people shredding on their guitars. Accompanied with Doja really getting into her role as a Rock star, rolling across the floor and belting out the high notes, we were given a performance to go down in history.
However amazing this is, it isn’t surprising. Doja is known for mixing up tracks, especially after she did a Broadway Tribute at the BBMAs last month, and a space age funked up remix version of Say So at the VMAs in August. Any fan will know that Doja rose to fame after creating accapella tracks on her phone about random subjects – like french fries – and with a taste of the weird and wonderful, experimentation is usually in the works for anything that Doja creates.
Doja’s has an incredible voice, and many people would say that rap and Rock are very different stylistically, which puts questions out that perhaps she will delve into something a little more heavy. And were here for it.
Written By Mars Smith