Canadian newcomer Lia Pappas-Kemps has shared her anticipated latest single 'Jinx' – an anti-coming of age anthem pairing the 17-year old's pent up angst with a nod to her musical heroes, Alanis Morissette and Courtney Barnett.
Previewed on her Instagram back in January, 'Jinx' solidifies Lia as one of Canada's shining stars for 2022. It sees her step away from the tender, acoustic leaning tracks we've heard previously; instead embracing a guitar driven, anthemic sound and branching out into the world of effortlessly cool alt currently dominated by names like Wallice and Claud.
“I wrote “Jinx” because I was coming of age during a pandemic…” Lia explains. “This is me, watching a bunch of John Hughes movies and wishing for the coming of age story that I don’t think actually exists. It’s obviously about having a crush on someone: the nerves of accidentally brushing someone’s hand, will we won’t we, all of that teenage first love stuff that I know I’m going to look back on and feel nostalgic about.”
“It’s also a completely illogical and romanticized version of those things,” she adds. “I actually think that “coming of age” is realizing that these things, teenagers riding around in cars and falling in love, isn’t what being a human being is like at all but it doesn’t make it any less fun to imagine and fantasize about.”