NYC-based artist, blogger, and performer. A lover of thrifting, collector of Spotify playlists, and enthusiast of cheap wine.
We’ve all been through some nasty breakups. They are a whirlwind of heartbreak, hope, rage and confusion, and oftentimes it feels like a race to see who can move on the quickest. Our bruised egos compete against one another to be crowned the ultimate nonchalant, “better” ex who just doesn’t care anymore.
In up-and-coming Berlin-based PENNY X’s first single, faster, the broken-hearted alternative pop star tells a story of a jealous girl watching her ex move on faster than her. Seeing someone you still kind of love date around feels like a giant slap in the face. Your heart hurts while they seem totally fine continuing to break it. Instead of crying alone, PENNY X approaches faster with a pissed-off fervor. Dreamy smooth vocals layered against an energetic beat contrast with PENNY X’s biting lyrics. The track’s eccentric trap bass reverberates in your chest. X herself describes it as “driving through an empty city at night when you can’t wait to finally get home.” She’s combined her sense of artistry with a modern girl-pop feel that we are simply eating up, and we can’t wait for more.