LA-via-Toronto artist LØLØ teams up with Maggie Lindemann on new pop-punk single "debbie downer". Released via Hopeless Records, the single's modern twist on the noughties-favourite rekindles Gen Z's love for the past.
Built with riffs, stocky bass and grungy drums, this equation of sound equals pop-punk royalty. Finding inspo in Y2K and the classic movie 'Bring It On' – watch the Jake Johnston-directed video to see just exactly how the cheerleading movies have been honoured – the single is a bold and addictive ode to nostalgia. Whilst trashing the manic pixie dream girl trope and also featuring alt-pop babe Maggie Lindemann, "debbie downer" cements LØLØ's everygrowing status of pop-punk icon. This track makes for a collab that will make a number of people jealous.
Telling us more about the charracter of "debbie downer", LØLØ says: "So there’s this girl, debbie. She‘s got jet black nails to match her hair and the rest of her outfit. She’s a little bit of a mess (but, who isn’t these days?). More often than not, u may find her being a little too drunk at a party, possibly falling over. Maybe she’s a little intense — she tends to over share and talk about things that “normal” people find weird— but that’s just debbie. I’ve heard people say she’s “too aggressive” but I don’t think she means to be. She’s always asked “are you ok?” – which she swears she is. She’s sensitive and emotional, but she’s not sad (most of the time). Sometimes she just feels like she doesn’t really belong. 'Hi. Nice to meet u. It’s me— debbie downer, and I wrote this song for anyone that’s ever felt a little different or out of place too.'"
"debbie downer" is out now via Hopeless Records.