Cara Walkam is an Australian singer/songwriter/poet known for her slinky solo project meadowhip. On Getting Messy, she chooses soulful R&B sounds as her backing. Swirling, hypnotic guitars, bright, jangly synths, and a luscious bass line enable the music to flow naturally. There’s a lot of energy during the chorus, which contrasts with the verses that are more chilled out. This keeps things interesting. Distinctive singing accents the performance.
Getting Messy is about contradiction, the power of self-rationalisation, and what it’s like to have an internet connection and obsessive tendencies. On a thematic level, the song comes across as fascinating. Check out the audio below!