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Mallrat Takes A Dreamy Route In New Single ‘Rockstar’

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Just one year after releasing her EP Driving Music, Mallrat returns with the dreamy ‘Rockstar’ which will make you feel like you’re living in your favourite 90s indie movie.

Taking inspiration from Mazzy Star and Violent Soho, the track is a blurry haze filled with gorgeous guitars and lo-fi drum beats. Combined with Mallrat’s soft vocals, the song truly feels like summer.

The chorus comes as a highlight of the track. It's incredibly infectious and catchy which gives the song that overall communal feeling and will no doubt be a blast to hear this one live at her shows.

‘Rockstar’ was written and recorded in Los Angeles in collaboration with singer/songwriter Tommy English.

Of the track, Mallrat shares, “I feel like 'Rockstar' reminds me of a mix between Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves and Violent Soho. All through my teens (and obviously still) I loved the early Violent Soho albums self-titled and Hungry Ghost – those two albums I’ve listened to a lot and I think that’s seeped its way into the track. A lot of the songs I’ve been writing lately have been me realising my power.”

Over the course of her career so far, Mallrat’s sound has evolved and transcended across multiple genres. With each new song she releases, she takes the evolution to another level. It’s no different with ‘Rockstar’ which might be her most ambitious track so far.

“I wrote the chorus first, it has a completely different attitude on its own, but when you listen in the context of the verses and the really aggressive guitar outro it completely flips the perspective of everything. When I wrote the rest of the song a year later, I was feeling a lot more sure of myself.

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. I’ve always thought of myself a whisper singer and not even a very good singer, but when I listen to the chorus of ‘Rockstar’ it reminds me that I have more range than I probably even give myself credit for.”

Mallrat is currently in the process of writing and recording her debut album, something we cannot wait to get our ears around.

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