We currently have Pretty Big & Awesome on repeat!
Wondering how the lyrics and beat came about? Well, we recently sat down with the talented Judith Little Daudelin to chat about her experience working with the women of Pretty Big Movement on Akira’s Powersong against prejudice.
Q: What was your initial reaction when told about the idea behind Powersongs against prejudice?
Judith: I was thrilled to know the whole concept of it; a song talking about the precise problems of being a plus-ize woman in an artistic domain, for a plus-size dancer and written by a plus-size singer!
I was grateful to write this myself because the lyrics were truly felt.
Q: What was your favorite part about this project?
Judith: My favorite part was meeting the Pretty Big Movement girls and realizing that this movement was real and that people would be touched by this story.
Q: What was it like working with the dancers on the vocals?
Judith: It was great! The girls were really nice and outgoing; the singing part was quite easy, I wanted them to focus on having fun. I wish I could have spent more time with them and even learnt a bit of the dance! We were quite busy though so I guess I will have to pick up the moves from the video!
Q: How did you go about writing the song (i.e. what was your process)?
Judith: I started by listening to what Akira had to say, and tried to build from that. Then, I just let my inspiration flow from my own experiences. I felt like I could really relate to the message and the lyrics because I too am plus size!
Q: What is your favorite lyric in the song and why?
Judith: “Y’all know I’m fat-fabulous”. I’m pretty proud to have coined that one
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