Hot on the heels of the exceptional '23', LA newcomer Wallice today announces the release of her highly anticipated debut EP, 'Off the Rails' - due in late Spring via AWAL. Continuing to explore the common problems and anxieties of us 20-somethings, she has also shared the third single to be taken from the EP, 'Hey Michael'.
Channelling her relatable, witty lyricism into that dreaded feeling we all get when our friends decide to date one of those (yes, THOSE) kind of guys; 'Hey Michael' is yet another testament to the ever growing hype surrounding both Wallice and her songwriting.
'I heard you're pretty good at drums / I think that's pretty cool / but if you try to fuck my pretty friend I'll push you in the pool' she lulls over her growing blend of lo-fi pop and garage-indie-rock – taking the infectiousness of '23' and introducing us to a whole new gritty, feisty side of her sound.
Speaking about the track, Wallice explains: “Hey Michael’ is a revenge anthem for anyone who has encountered a gaslighting, manipulative person. It’s what I wish I would have said to all the ‘Michael’s’ I have met in my life. It can be substituted by many names, we all know or have met a ‘Michael’ though. Somehow the world revolves around them and they just can’t catch a break, because they never do anything wrong and it’s usually your fault. You should have listened to your gut instinct and swiped left on this Michael. This isn’t a man-hating song, it’s just something many people can relate to. Sometimes it’s embarrassing to admit just how bad a friend, date, or romantic partner was and a lot of the time, I would just smile and laugh off stupid remarks but when I think back, I wish I had told them off. But at the same time, my persona in the song is not the best person either. I literally say “I think I want to start a fight, which one is your girlfriend?” The whole song is funny because I am so focused on how shitty Michael is that I don’t even think about how shitty I might be as well."