SINGLE REVIEW: Cool Youth (LALKA)
SINGLE: Cool Youth ARTIST: Lalka Subversion of social paradigms has never sounded as good as Brisbane artist LALKA does with her latest track 'Cool Youth'. Hot off the heels of her previous release 'Dare You To Love Me', 'Cool Youth' is another fierce and dramatic banger that soothes and grooves over some hard-hitting themes.
With glitchy synths and misty vocals, 'Cool Youth' sweeps its dark and syncopated web across a mesmerising few minutes, but once again draws upon deeper issues below the glimmering surface, with LALKA defiantly urging the resistance of reductive social expectations and seeking happiness beyond social approval. This message hammers home through the heaving beats, and the dreamy accompanying music video perfectly captures the gnawing anxiety to fit in.
Once again self-written produced and recorded, 'Cool Youth' is a slinky, eerie delight that is equal parts electronic wizadry and celebration of valuing otherness. More info plus the brand new music video below:
BY TIANA SPETER