Dutch writer - Founder of Lefuturewave - Music enthusiast
Valley Sixteen’s career has skyrocketed since she was named Apple Music South Africa’s up next artist in late 2021, and she continues to gain recognition for her self-produced music. Villain has trance-like drum patterns that have a mysterious feel to them. Its melody sounds haunting and catchy at the same time. The vocals, entirely recorded on the iPhone voice memo app, sound phenomenal.
Villain explores the feelings of frustration and powerlessness that come with being misrepresented and misunderstood by others. Whether it’s based on personal experiences or an analysis of broader social issues, the song is a fitting anthem for anyone who has ever felt ignored.
I consider Villain to be my favorite pop song right now. Start listening below!