Anjali Naik, aka electronic artist Diaspoura, is not one to mince words—in her music or otherwise. Today, she goes off in the visuals for her track "Glisten," premiering today exclusively on NYLON, and explains to us what it means to be a real ally.
She tells NYLON, "Liberals on the sidelines do not deserve the satisfaction of even knowing about black, brown, queer, trans, working-class, and femme resilience—they should be earning that by providing financial and emotional support."
She continues, "They can see our tears and our sweat and how we gloss ourselves up and move forward again—it's free for a follow, and it's even tracked and sold back to us. This was my realization when I wrote and produced 'Glisten.' And for the video, my friends and I—a crew of entirely femme, trans, and non-binary people of color, on- and off-screen—rally up and move on with or without them. Buy a ticket or get left behind."
In case "Glisten" leaves you eager to dig into the rest of her catalogue (it will), today she also releases her new Traumaporn EP. After that, dig into her older tracks to uncover "GTF," released just after Trump's inauguration with absolute lyrical gems like: "Yea, you're so full of it/ watch me take a bullet/ and you give me shit/ got some tea to sip."
Watch "Glisten," below.