BIG WETT Sucks: “Be The Bitch You Want To Be”
Naarm pop artist BIG WETT makes music that’ll get you sweaty.
BIG WETT celebrates the joys of sex by smashing together elements of sticky late-night club bangers and steamy electro-pop, and drops lyrics that are instantly quotable. On recent single ‘GSPOT’, BIG WETT announces, “Bodies gonna sweat/and I’m gettin’ hot and wet/Yeah I got a sick pussy/so I took her to the vet”. To be clear: you won’t find anything like this in most classical literature, but that’s Dickens’ loss — this right here is literary gold. If you got up and said this at a slam poetry night, they’d crowd surf you around the venue.
On her debut EP, PU$$Y, BIG WETT turns the heat up even further. Horny and hedonistic, PU$$Y doesn’t stick around past its welcome — each song is here for a good time, not a long time. All six tracks on the EP wrap up under three minutes, which is more than enough time for BIG WETT to weave her magic. If you’re not having fun, then BIG WETT doesn’t want a bar of it.
To mark the release of PU$$Y, Junkee spoke to BIG WETT about doomscrolling on her own account, looking good while taking part in boring hobbies and much more. A word of warning from us, though: don’t hold BIG WETT responsible for anyone that you text chasing a good time after listening to PU$$Y. That’s all on you.
Junkee: A mistake that turned into an opportunity?
One time I crashed my shitty old car and insurance bought me a new one. Loved it!
Cringe quote you used to live by?
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” I just think it’s really earnest and I do believe it, but… yeah, I just think we can come up with a better saying, you know? “Be the bitch you want to be.” There ya go. Write that down.
Worst advice you got and blindly followed?
Honestly, I don’t really follow advice. My first reaction when someone tries to tell me what to do is to do the exact opposite just out of spite. So yeah, don’t usually take advice, which is good because other people’s advice usually sucks.
The worst failure you’re up for sharing, and what you learned from it?
Well, I think the thing is, it’s not a failure if you learned something from it. That’s also another really earnest, lame quote. But yeah, failures — I’ve started like fifteen careers. I’ve done so many things, like been in radio, been a dental assistant, been a journalist, been a paramedic, worked in hospo, worked in retail, been a nanny. Yeah, I’ve done a bunch of shit and I always quit. I was never a very good worker. I have two degrees that I never finished, so that’s awesome.
Anything you used to be wrong about?
Even when I’m wrong, I’m right.
Embarrassing internet habit?
Nothing I do is embarrassing. It’s all intentional.
Ideal morning routine versus actual morning routine?
Well I live my life, there’s no actual versus ideal. I usually wake up at eleven, have a coffee in the sun, have some breakfast-slash-lunch, walk my dog, have a bath, chill, have some drinks — not in the morning — I mean, sometimes, it depends.
Something very off-brand for you?
Honestly, nothing is off-brand because I make the brand. I do what I want when I want and you can’t fuckin’ stop me.
But I guess the things that I like that people would find most surprising is just, like, normal people shit. I love bushwalking, I love reading, I love staying home and watching Real Housewives, I like painting. Like all the boring shit that everyone else does, I also sometimes do… I just look better doing it than you do.
Bad health decision?
Just partying too much, I guess. But YOLO.
What do you waste money on?
I waste money on — fuck me, everything. Clothes, partying, random shit for my house.
Worst procrastination habit?
Doomscrolling but on my own fucking page. That’s a killer. But I’m hot, so I can’t keep away.
BIG WETT’s new EP PU$$Y is out now.