Doja Cat is in her confident era, and it shows with her new single, “Paint the Town Red.” The saying, “Paint the Town Red,” already means going out and having a good time, and the musician did that with this song. The track’s central focus is that Doja will continue to do whatever she wants no matter what people think. The song starts with the main chorus, where the rapper sings, “B****, I said what I said/ I’d rather be famous instead / I let all that get to my head / I don’t care, I paint the town red.” Doja has been no stranger to controversy, from saying her pop albums were “cash grabs” and criticizing her fans, but she has no intention of taking anything back.
In her second verse, the Grammy-winning musician exudes confidence. She sings, “I don’t need a big feature or a new sidekick / I don’t need a new fan ’cause my boo like it /I don’t need to wear a wig to make you like it.” These lyrics show all the criticism she has received throughout her entire career, but even with people trying to tear her down, she just keeps doing what she loves. The song shows that Doja will continue to be the artistic person she is, whether people like it or not.