Bergen songwriter Bo Milli has shared new single ‘Good Kid’.
The songwriter – real name Emilie Østebø – was brought up in the suburbs of Karmøy, an island off the west coast of Norway. Later moving to Oslo, this small-town dreamer immersed herself in city life, becoming close friends with the artist and producer Lokoy.
Now based in Bergen – itself one of Norway’s creative hubs – her songwriting is based on instinct, melding together indie rock tropes with pop appeal. New single ‘Good Kid’ is a biting piece of guitar pop, reminiscent of The Strokes or Pavement but given a very 2k23 edge.
A zesty slice of indie rock tinged with melody, ‘Good Kid’ deals with expectation, and learning to put yourself first. She sings: “I turn on the TV / I see people doing pretty much the same as me…”
“The lines in the chorus are essentially what I’m tempted to say to myself when I want to throw in the towel and see everything play out”, Bo Milli says. “It’s a logic that’s difficult to argue with, but nevertheless, I think it’s the wrong conclusion. It’s an attitude that disregards my responsibility, and it doesn’t feel good to live like that.”
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Photo Credit: Synne Sofi Bønes