“Oh, Make Me Over”
There’s no doubt Doja Cat is one of the biggest pop stars in the world right now. And now she’s hit another milestone. Staring in her own Super Bowl commercial. In an ad for Taco Bell, the singer and rapper covers Hole’s “Celebrity Skin” whilst breaking out of clown college. The real star of the ad is the incredible cover, but Doja’s spinning flower bra definitely gives it a run for its money.
Doja is no stranger to rock influences in her music, but this is the most overtly guitar driven song in her discography. On 2019’s Hot Pink, the track “Bottom Bitch,” sampling a slowed version of Blink 182’s “What’s My Age Again?” Against the subtle rock of “Bottom Bitch,” the headbanging pace of “Celebrity Skin” shows a new side to Doja Cat. She shines in the fast pace of this track, singing with a disaffected tone we haven’t yet heard from her. The cover is near identical to the original, but Doja changes the lyrics of the first verse slightly. Rather than “A walking study/ In demonology,” Doja sings “A walking fire/ You can’t get rid of me.” The song is receiving an incredibly positive reaction from fans, now demanding Doja make more rock music.
Love Gives Doja Cat Her Blessing
Courtney Love gave her seal of approval to Doja, tweeting, “add rock goddess to your resume.” That is a big deal, given that Love is notoriously picky about her music and images being used by other artists. In June, Love came for Olivia Rodrigo after Rodrigo posted a photo similar to Hole’s Live Through This cover for her Sour Prom. Love wrote on Instagram, “Stealing an original idea and not asking permission is rude. There’s no way to be elegant about it.” Regardless of Rodrigo and Love’s relationship, Love is clearly a big fan of Doja. Overall, Courtney Love and the rest of the world are waiting for Doja Cat’s next rock hit.