Only 19 years old and standing just under five feet tall, Zae is diminutive in stature and speaks shyly. But “Pantsu” couldn’t be any louder. The song takes misogynists on directly, putting them on the spot for their hypocrisy. “I see, you been thirstin’ on big booty videos / But the audacity to call us out when we show / Our body, it’s majestic, hypnotizing, we know / This power ain’t from your attention / Just so you know.” And walking her walk, she dresses proudly in revealing clothing, reclaiming the power of her body for her own devices.
“I’m tired,” Zae says, explaining her motivation for making the song. “I’m tired of these people. It’s every day. I just felt like I needed to do it.” A #MeToo protest in Ireland inspired her, providing her a framework to express herself and giving birth to the song’s refrain, “Ilabas ang mga panty,” which translates roughly into “panties out.”
“Revealing clothes are not consent,” she emphasizes.
Zae 年仅 19 岁，身高不到 1 米 6，身材娇小，说话害羞。但是在《Pantsu》中，她的歌声悭锵有力。这首歌直接抨击了社会的厌女者，揭露他们的虚伪：“一边喜欢看性感视频/一边转过头又对我指手划脚/我身材好，令人着迷，这我知道/但我的力量不来自你的关注/你要有自知之明。”(I see, you been thirstin’ on big booty videos /But the audacity to call us out when we show / Our body, it’s majestic, hypnotizing, we know / This power ain’t from your attention / Just so you know.) 在生活中的她也喜欢性感打扮，无所畏惧地展示自己的身体。
Zae 解释了自己创作这首歌的动机，说：“我真是受够了这些人。每天都会遇到这样的人。所以我觉得有必要站出来。”爱尔兰的 #MeToo 运动给了她灵感，让她找到了表达自我的框架，并催生了这首歌的副歌“Ilabas ang mga panty”，大意为“panties out”。