Keep Jarina de Marco’s songs queued for those moments when you feel the need to flash. Her summer trackazo “Tigre,” off the Broad City soundtrack, was a gloriously DGAF riposte for no-good men and catcallers. For those who have had it with this infuriating year of 2017, the Brazilian-Dominican singer’s latest single “STFU” is the best kind of multipurpose. “Pero pero pero pero pero like shut the fuck up,” she trills, the perfect soundtrack for say, reading afternoon headlines.
Produced by the GTA, “STFU” is the kind of calisthenic earworm with hyper-beat crescendos that has come to be expected from the Mad Decent team, the label behind the track. De Marco is blessed with crystal clear bilingual lyricism. Her verses pull from a variety of influences – for an example, check the references to the timeless colita de rana rhyme in “STFU.” That eclectic mix is proving her to be a fruitful match for the Diplo universe. It’s easy to hear why the commercial giants have hitched their carts to de Marco; her instinct for playful rage resonates.