RARIA is a rising pop artist who is currently finding her stride with her songwriting, and particularly with her infectiously-woven hooks. ‘Kill Your Boy’ is the Melbourne singer-songwriter’s newest offering, and it’s her most impressive yet. Upon the first listen you will be immediately transported to the moment you heard all of the big pop songs of the 2000’s for the first time. It has the energy of Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’, with elements of Carly Rae Jepsen, Kesha, and P!nk running through its veins. If you had told me this song was actually released in the 2000’s then I would’ve believed you because it grasps onto the nostalgia so well with its angsty heart. 

Paying homage to the protective side of her Italian family, this song is a satirical warning to any guys she dates to not break her heart as her family will do anything to make sure she’s okay, including killing them. “Don’t make me upset, cause they’ll find your address and they’ll kill you , boy” she sings during the pulsating pop-rock infused chorus. 

‘Kill You Boy’ captures everything I love about pop music. It’s infectiously catchy, weaves in strong humour within the lyricism, and also provides two and a half minutes of pure escapism. After the first listen you will be hitting replay over and over again, and you will immediately fall in love with its undeniably pop-tastic hook.