Wallice, the Los Angeles-based indie singer, has released a new single, ‘Hey Michael’.
The tune, a collaboration with producer and musician Marinelli, is a catchy indie-pop jaunt that just so happens to be a vicious indictment of a modern-day American Psycho.
“‘Hey Michael’ is a revenge anthem for anyone who has encountered a gaslighting, manipulative person,” Wallace explains. “It’s what I wish I would have said to all the ‘Michael’s’ I have met in my life. It can be substituted by many names, we all know or have met a ‘Michael’ though. Somehow the world revolves around them and they just can’t catch a break, because they never do anything wrong and it’s usually your fault. You should have listened to your gut instinct and swiped left on this Michael.”
We all know a Michael: the guy who won’t stop talking about Mad Men and worships at the altar of Tarantino. The guy who thinks he’s edgy and at the zeitgeist of culture, but is really just a pretentious dick.
“This isn’t a man-hating song, it’s just something many people can relate to. Sometimes it’s embarrassing to admit just how bad a friend, date, or romantic partner was and a lot of the time, I would just smile and laugh off stupid remarks but when I think back, I wish I had told them off,” Wallace continues. “But at the same time, my persona in the song is not the best person either. I literally say ‘I think I want to start a fight, which one is your girlfriend?’ The whole song is funny because I am so focused on how shitty Michael is that I don’t even think about how shitty I might be as well.”
Michael himself might suck, but there’s nothing shitty about ‘Hey Michael’. It’s a banger.
Check out the video for ‘Hey Michael’ down, below.