The multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Cat Mahatta describes her music as “electronic space pop r&b,” and through that music she hopes to create a dreamscape where folks with marginalized identities can live and dance in exhilaration.

Her new music video, “Hymn to Dudes,” pairs ethereal beats with forceful lyrics about independence and non-conformism. The music swells and ebbs like waves as Cat finds her way to a sleepover hosted by art goddesses who coat her in gold like a unique treasure. The hymn draws to a close with a no-nonsense call-out, sung softly: “It doesn’t matter what you think/especially, if no one’s asking.”