Zilched’s “Sixteen” Is For Everyone Wrestling With Growing Up

Noise pop

Photo: Carrigan Drallos

Detroit artist Zilched (aka Chloë Drallos) navigates through the loss of innocence, realizations, uncertainties and growing pains in her latest single “Sixteen.” It’s noise-pop sprayed with garage shades that has been slashed with the gritty riffs of rock. Inspired by Drallos’ records she heard during her teen years, “Sixteen” radiates the retro vibe of rock’n’roll with a splash of coming-of-age anxiety that feels familiar yet never easy:

In talking about the single, Drallos shared: “It’s an honest reflection of my attempts to grow up and make sense of absurdity. I wrote the first song in my last month of highschool at 18 and finished recording/producing just a month after my 20th birthday. With these songs I wanted to go as deep into my insecurities and confusion, however immature I felt. Just write what I felt when I felt it in order to move on.”

“Sixteen” is from Zilched’s upcoming album DOOMPOP, which will be out this Friday.