Mallrat – Rockstar

I have a lot of love for Mallrat. The Australian 21-year-old indie-pop talent has always been both fun and raw in equal measures. And this new release shows a clear evolution in her sound, and one which I am quite in love with.

“I feel like a lot of the songs I’ve been writing lately have been me realising my power. I wrote the chorus a year and a half ago and on its own that chorus has a completely different attitude. When I wrote the rest of the song a year later, I was feeling a lot more sure of myself. When you listen to that chorus in the context of the verses and the really aggressive guitar outro, it completely flips the perspective of everything. It’s interesting how time can reframe things that you still think and are still true but just give them a whole new house to sit in.”