SINGLE REVIEW: Mallrat – Teeth 

Sound the alarms because it’s finally happening. Mallrat will be releasing her debut album ‘Butterfly Blue’ into the world on May 13, and we couldn’t be more excited. The Australian singer-songwriter has been delivering her confessional dreamy pop over the past six years. In that time she has evolved from “the Hannah Montana of the rap game” to this ethereal pop star who has soundtracked summers of falling in love and self explorative moments for so many people, including this reviewer. 

To coincide with the exciting album announcement, she has dropped the energetically charged ‘Teeth’, which already feels like a future classic Mallrat song. Stepping into the new guitar led soundscape she’s honed, the track opens with this dominating riff which is reminiscent of the opening of LPX’s ‘Might Not Make It Home’, but in a darker tone. The three minute duration is fused together with dreamy and echoing vocals, crunching guitars, and a pulsating drum beat. It gradually builds up to this ethereal and angsty release of emotions which you already know will explode in her live show. 

Inspired by creating a song that could be played in The OC in 2004, she genuinely has succeeded in doing so. There’s a sense of nostalgia mixed with a modern twist of lightness that is so intoxicating and addictive. With the aim to talk about sex, prayer, violence, and power with similar energy, she creates this song with so many different meanings that will see the listener choosing their own adventure. “In my prayer, I don’t speak. But with my hands and on my knees. When I ask, I receive. Don’t play fair, don’t be sweet” she sings. 

Get ready for Mallrat SZN!