Jaguar Jonze Shares Empowering New Single And Video "Punchline"

Taiwanese-Australian singer, producer, songwriter, and multimedia artist Jaguar Jonze unveils her latest single “PUNCHLINE”, the final track shared ahead of the release of her debut album, 'BUNNY MODE' due out June 3 via Nettwerk. Also featuring the singles “WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?”, “CUT”, “LITTLE FIRES”, and “TRIGGER HAPPY”, 'BUNNY MODE' is a personal triumph of resilience and an incredible creative work on which the world-building artistry of Jaguar Jonze shines through.

Jaguar Jonze’s new single “PUNCHLINE” is a playful diary entry about navigating the industry as a woman of color, while also wanting to authentically represent her culture. Her sharp-edged humor shines through in its lyrics–“Can’t remember if it’s east or west or in the tropics,” / “We love culture but make sure it’s to our very liking / Make it milky, make it plain and not too spicy”–cheekily sung through the many eye rolls that come with the turf when making art as a marginalized person. The video, which was directed, edited and produced by Jaguar Jonze, welcomes back the Asian women and non-binary folk who featured in the visuals for “WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?” as they all related strongly to the message behind "PUNCHLINE" and wanted to make their voices heard.

Conversationally fluent in Mandarin, Japanese and English, the rising star's global appeal knows no limits.

A powerful feminist work that explores her journey as an assault survivor, an advocate for change, and a figure on the frontline of Australia's #MeToo movement, 'BUNNY MODE' sees Jaguar Jonze radiate confidence, finding strength in vulnerability and tackling dark topics with lightness and humor. Together with her band, she has created a unique and cinematic patchwork of stadium pop and industrial noise, all laced with a punchy-punk energy. 

'BUNNY MODE' finds Jaguar Jonze triumphant, unwilling to be complicit in a culture of silence and to speak up to an industry that was banking on her staying quiet. "I've given myself permission to feel the emotions that I've been holding back on for so long, to find my voice and use it in this world," she says, "Because I know my worth now. And I do have something to say."

Described as "Nothing short of a manifold visionary" by Flaunt, Jaguar Jonze has had a non-stop two years, becoming a public vessel for change and accountability in the music industry while simultaneously focusing on her creative artistry. Her recent singles have received praise from Rolling Stone, MTV, and NME, and she was named feature artist on BBC Radio 1's Future Artists with Jack Saunders. In addition to the already announced BUNNY MODE Australian Tour this July and August, Jaguar Jonze is joining The Wombats on their Australian tour this June. 

In honour of her advocacy to raise awareness of discrimination and abuse within the music industry and pushing practitioners to operate in a safe and respectful environment, Jaguar Jonze has been awarded the triple j Done Good Award, AIR Outstanding Achievement Award, and named one of the 21 Most Inspiring Women of 2021 by Vogue Australia. Jaguar Jonze continues her advocacy work, including the group that commissioned the Music Industry Review of sexual harm, sexual harassment, and systemic discrimination in the contemporary Australian music industry and recommendations for reform. As best described in her own words on Billboard: "The heat that is picking up and fanning those tiny fires into a blaze of reckoning."

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