The top fives songs that remind A.GIRL of her teenage self
A.GIRL is a name we’ve had on our radar for a while now. The Eora/Sydney artist has been making significant moves since she claimed the award for ‘Next Big Thing’ at the 2020 FBi Radio SMAC Awards. She took out the winning spot for Unearthed’s 2019 competition to perform at Listen Out and joined fellow Sydneysider Taka Perry for what we called one of the year’s best Like A Versions last year. She’s already released a bunch of stellar singles, sitting comfortably between hip hop and RnB, and looks set to make 2021 even bigger and better.
She kicks things off in style with the release of ‘Luv Drunk’. A passionate exposé of a failed relationship back when she was a teenager, she fearlessly looks back on this tumultuous experience and draws on this reflection to gain wisdom. All about the toxicity of a relationship in its final days, and the jarring experience of waking up and realising it’s over, the Taka Perry-produced track shows an evolved A.GIRL really finding her feet.
Speaking of the single, she said, “I wrote Luv Drunk for my future self when I was 17 and in a relationship. Now that I’m 21 and single it’s like watching an old re-run of the Simpsons that relates to me now more than ever.”
To get to know her better, we asked A.GIRL to dive even further back into that 17-year-old self. She’s compiled a list of songs which remind her of that time, from Kehlani to Destiny’s Child and more. Check it out below, and if you’re a Eora/Sydney fan, be sure to scroll down to see when and where you can catch her live!
Friends – Kaash Paige
This song is just super dope and explains how boundaries can be crossed when friends catch feelings and I can just hella relate to this.
Over Now – The Weeknd
The Weekend is just KING! But this song in particular makes me feel like I’m 17 again. This is the song I WISH I heard to help me heal and get through my break up.
As I Am – H.E.R
This song carries a mad message. She basically says take me as I am or get to the door. She tells that man that he’d be a fool to not take her as she is….I remember hearing this after finally accepting my heartbreak and it taught me that when moving into any relationship that the person should take me as I am, fully, and I should never change for no one.
She Can’t Love You – Destiny’s Child
My mumma raaaaised me on all their hits but this song always stuck with me. Love is very tricky but I truly believe if you ever had the chance to experience my love… no one could love you better than I could.
RPG – Kehlani ft 6LACK
This whole collab is just so fucking cute but the melodies and the production itself is fucking WILD!! This is SO 17 year old Angel!
‘Luv Drunk’ by A.GIRL is out now. Buy/stream here.
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