Co-written by Bea Miller, Steph Jones and Ido Zmishlany, S.L.U.T. (sweet little unforgettable thing) is one of the featured tracks from Bea’s recently released chapter three: yellow EP. The companion video, directed by duo AJ & Miles (whose credits include Billie Eilish, Stanaj, Jaden Smith and Kid Ink), features women representing beauty in all its shapes, sizes and ethnicities.
While the title is provocative, the message of the funk-tinged song is timely. Harassment comes in many forms and it’s what sparked the origin of the song. As Bea tells it, she was wearing a bodysuit and white skirt. It was hot, and I wasn’t wearing a bra, which I thought was perfectly acceptable, she says, noting, I have little baby boobs. But when Miller posted a photo, a young woman who saw it begged to differ, rudely.
The girl called me a slut, and I lost it, Miller remembers. I was ranting. Women should support each other and I don’t understand what the problem is with nipples. Miller had a thought to look up the nasty term on Urban Dictionary, and found a post defining it as an acronym for Sweet Little Unforgettable Thing and a lyric was born. I thought, that’s amazing, recalls Miller, and we wound up writing a fantastic song that was also a cool and funny response to this girl.
If you don’t like what I’m wearing
Well you’re only bothered cuz you’re staring
And you’ll never talk me into caring
Cuz it’s my own and I’ll keep owning it
Just mind your own and I’ll keep owning it
We gotta learn to stick together
Love your color, gender or whatever
Cuz your happiness don’t need a sensor
Just mind your own and we’ll keep owning it