Sharing the societal pressure and existential dread of all of us twenty-somethings, rising LA star Wallice has unveiled her second single, '23'.
A tongue in cheek diary of Wallice's feelings as she approaches 23, the track is a fun and relatable little lo-fi number boasting a sweet splash of nostalgia and a chorus that'll stick in your head for days on end.
Wallice explains; "It’s hard not to compare your own professional success to that of your similarly aged peers. I dropped out of university in New York after studying Jazz Voice for a year, and my dad was VERY disappointed to say the least, so it was hard not to feel like a loser in that sense. When I was younger my best friend and I would always talk about the cute apartment we would get after high school, but I found myself at 22 still living with my mom and wanting to move out but not able to quite yet. The specific age 23 doesn’t have any milestones associated with it, but it’s more the idea of just looking forward to the future. Much like how people ‘reset’ every new year, it’s comparable to be ‘older and wiser’ with each birthday, but instead of constantly looking to the future, it is important to be happy with where you are. "
If '23' is anything to judge her by, Wallice can rest easy knowing that even if her twenties aren't working out quite as anticipated, her talent for creating quality alt-pop is bound to see her soar.