Brooklyn rapper and multi-media artist Miss Eaves (aka Shanthony Exum) is following her 2017 debut album Feminasty (home of her breakthrough body positivity anthem "Thunder Thighs") with the three-song Sad EP next Friday, April 5 (pre-order). We're premiering its lead single "Exposure Kills," an appealing dose of eccentric electro-rap about the downfalls of working for "exposure." The song comes with a well-matched video that Eaves directed, produced, edited, and did art direction for with help from Shelton Lindsay. She explains:

I wrote exposure kills about my struggle between working doing what I love and struggling to pay my bills. It echos the sentiment that myself and so many of my friends expressed of people asking them to do art labor (or any labor) for "exposure" versus the cash we need to pay our bills like any other adult human. The video actually was inspired by my semi-small budget. I found the space with all white furniture (that was $35 an hour…a real steal for NYC) and planned this minimalist aesthetic that I knew I could accomplish in two weeks with my budget. The set is composed of random white stuff from the dollar store, text I designed and random stuff me and Shelton (the co-director) had lying around our apartments (that was either white or could be spray painted white). I cast two friends from improv (from the comedic group Simple Town) in the video for maximum comedic impact.

It's a cool song (and video), and if you aren't familiar with Miss Eaves, "Exposure Kills" will probably appeal to fans of other left-field rappers like Leikeli47 and M.I.A. Watch/listen below.

Miss Eaves also has an international tour coming up in April and May, including an EP release show on April 4 at Bowery Electric with Aaron Cohen, UFO Fev and Bless (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Miss Eaves Sad

Miss Eaves -- 2019 Tour Dates
April 4 New York, NY at Bowery Electric (EP RELEASE SHOW)
April 10 Philadelphia, PA at Bob & Barbara’s
April 11 Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Roboto Project
April 12 Guelph, ONT at Kazoo Fest
April 13 Chicago, IL at Caliwaukee
April 14 Madison, WI at North Street Cabaret
April 16 Forth Wayne, IN at The Brass Rail
May 3 Portland, ME at Space
May 4 Winooski, VT at Walking Windows
May 5 Boston, MA at Once Lounge
May 9 Manchester, UK at Soup Kitchen
May 11 London, UK at Hope & Anchor
May 16 Wrexham, WAL at Focus Wales
May 19 Madrid, ES at TBA
May 22 Dresden, DE at TBA
May 23 Berlin, DE at Badehaus
May 24 Munich, DE at Orangehouse (Feierwerk)
May 26 Frankfurt, DE at Kunstverein Familie Montez
May 29 Amsterdam, NL at Vrankrijk

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