It's rare when an artist debuts their project with a single – and it explodes. If you aren't familiar with LA's next female indie pop star, get versed quickly – to Wallice.
With only her second release, Wallice follows up her debut single "Punching Bag" with "23," an ode to growing older in the digital age. Prior to the recent success Wallice has received as a new independent artist, Wallice was attending New York's New School, studying Jazz Voice – that is until she dropped out when she was 21. Now at 23, Wallice is living in LA, and chasing her dream, which inspired her latest single. Wallice says of the track,
"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."
"23" combines her jazz training vocal background, with her tastefully distorted indie-pop identity, and a polished story that too many people can relate to. Produced by her longtime childhood friend and collaborator – marinelli, the verses are softer, with a dejected mood complimented by light guitar and drum percussion, only to meet the nostalgic angst in the chorus, resolving in an overall head-banging-hair-flipping jam sesh.
Not that we're keeping score, but Wallice is 2/2 with her releases. Independent artists are accomplishing more than ever in 2021, and we are keen to see where Wallice will be in 2022 – most likely rocking out at some venue. Listen below.