This post was originally published in November 2018.

Anthems are a hard thing to put your finger on, but this looks a lot like a message that will resonate with many: it’s a let-it-loose moment, the only requirement being bad decisions. That could be a haircut, a TV channel, a cocktail, a partner; the important thing is the momentum.

Comparisons will be made to Lorde, not just from the power of that chorus, but also because the vocal timing, and the intonation, has hints of that all-or-nothing pop style. We are in the eye of that midnight storm and anything could happen.

Alex Barnes, known as Girl Wilde, is a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles. This song is featured on our CHILL Angeles playlist.