Wallice Captures Aging With Dread & Hope In “23”

Indie pop

Photo: Taryn Segal

LA artist Wallice looks into the gut-wrenching yet hopeful process of coming-of-age in her new single “23.” With its witty lyricism, “23” finds Wallice torn between her desire to preserve her carefree youth and desire to grow older with the idea that age will bring you more stability (spoiler: it won’t). The track comes with a chic video directed by Taylor Fitzgerald, which you can check out below:

On the theme behind the track, Wallice reflected: “It’s hard not to compare your own professional success to that of your similarly aged peers. I dropped out of university in New York after studying Jazz Voice for a year, and my dad was VERY disappointed to say the least, so it was hard not to feel like a loser in that sense. 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. Much like how people ‘reset’ every new year, it’s comparable to be ‘older and wiser’ with each birthday, but instead of constantly looking to the future, it is important to be happy with where you are. “