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Doja Cat’s “Balut” looks down on the competition

Jacob Webster

Doja Cat will release her eagerly-anticipated new album Scarlet next week, September 22, and has already teased her fans (not for the first time) with the singles “Attention,” “Demons,” and the Hot 100-topping “Paint The Town Red.” Today she has shared what is presumably the final release before the album, a song titled “Balut.” It’s another song in which Doja is in her rap bag, spitting lines like “I’m the shit, you a real piece of shit/ I am needed, you a real needy bitch,” over a minimal but crisp beat. It’s safe to say, at this point, that you can probably wave goodbye to the idea of a German rave album for the time being.

Earlier this week Doja delivered a Scarlet medley at the 2023 VMAs, stoking excitement for the album even higher. Scarlet is the follow-up to Doja Cat’s 2021 album Planet Her. She is due to bring “The Scarlet Tour” to U.S. arenas this fall.