Tessa Violet’s New Single ‘My God!’ Is The Girl Empowerment Anthem We Need

by Carmella D'Acquisto

Neon-haired YouTuber turned pop sensation Tessa Violet is back on the airwaves with her latest banger, MY GOD!, a love letter to feeling good. The single is off of her upcoming LP of the same name out on July 14.

The single’s repetitous melody is an excellent back up to Violet’s saccharine-sweet vocals, building gently, keeping tempo, creating tension until Violet’s explosion of “my god! my god”! (This song is about sex, folks!) MY GOD! has all the elements of a hit pop single: an inescapable ear worm of a melody; catchy, sexy and easy-to-belt-out lyrics, and a nice and healthy dose of queer joy.

Violet spoke with Flood Magazine about her inspiration for the song.

“I saw a TikTok video posted by a queer woman,” she shared, “where she said, ‘When you have sex with a girl who’s only been with men before it can really be a sexual awakening because for the first time she’s thinking, what does sex look like to me if i’m not absolutely prioritizing my partner’s pleasure over mine—or sometimes at the cost of mine?’ It made me think about how heterosexual women have so often been conditioned to prioritize a man’s pleasure to the point of being out of touch with their own desire. What would that look like to honor your desire? It was a whole awakening for me.”

Violet’s not-so-subtle lyrics celebrate the euphoria of prioritizing your pleasure, but it’s more than just great sex– it can often be a spiritual experience as well. Violet’s cheeky play on religious regalia in her photos (and upcoming music video) and her frisky devotional lyrics prove that sexual joy is truly a transcendent experience.

Two hearts electric and eager/one touch and I’m a believer,/ you got me coming all undone/ baby, I’m confessing/ like how you undressing/ it could be a blessing/ if we do it ri-i-i-i-ght. If you keep it up imma see the light/ open up the gates to my paradise/ like MY GOD! MY GOD!

Tessa’s last album Bad Ideas came out in 2019 and several songs on that LP including Crush, I Like The Idea of You, and Bad Ideas encompass similar topics. Violet is not afraid to unabashedly ask for what she wants, speak openly about what turns her on, and be all around a sex-positive role model.

Not only are these messages still salient four years after their release, her sound is just as fresh and dialed in as it was when her last album came out. Violet has a tangible grasp on what works in the digital space– her messages are thoughtful and clear, her hooks are fetching and the overall production has all the elements of virality.

MY GOD! comes fresh off the last single, YES MOM, which became a viral TikTok sensation. Recognize these lyrics?

Bet you’ve been a fan of me/ See me in your fantasies / Everything I got, I got working for me so/ Eat that, peep that, I’m the one to beat, yeah (yeah)/ I’m the one to beat, yeah/ I’m the one to beat, yeah

MY GOD! will be released in its totality on July 14, and Tessa Violet will be hitting the road on a nation-wide tour shortly after. Check out her dates to see if she’s coming to a town near you!

Top photo: by Sarah Pardini, courtesy of Tessa Violet

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