Single Review: Ziggi Battles – Man Like Me

Ziggi Battles is a singer/songwriter, Drag Artist and drummer from Scotland. They identify as queer and use He/Him pronouns. Today I will be reviewing their single ‘Man Like Me’ which was released on June 25th 2022. The track is an anthem to Ziggi’s experience as a trans man, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to check it out. On a related note, we actually met Ziggi entirely by chance while shopping for Sushi, so you really can just encounter awesome people and by proxy awesome music anywhere. 

‘Man Like Me’ opens with a building tone that blends into synth driven vocals, and as the track progresses you get caught up in the high intensity drive of the vocals, backed up by some strong percussive elements. It has a daydream-like quality to it, a flurry of energy and melody that just completely blows you away. As someone who is on their own journey of discovery regarding gender identity, it’s very easy to identify with Ziggi’s song, but I think that the message and the vibe of the song is clear without being overstated, it’s just a very powerful and punchy track. I think going into the track, before first listening I was expecting something softer and more melancholic perhaps but I really enjoyed having those expectations shattered by this powerful, evocative and charming single from an incredibly talented musician. 

So that’s what I thought of Ziggi Battles single ‘Man Like Me’ and if you want to check that out for yourself then head on over to Spotify. While you’re at it, make sure and support the artist by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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