ORKID – Wasted

Artist: ORKID

Song: Wasted

Based: Stockholm

Stands out: Vocals

If you like: Troye Sivan, Allie X, Alt-pop

ORKID is an alt-pop artist with a commercial streak. She’s from Sweden’s far north but now resides in Stockholm which is where a lot of the groundbreaking alt-pop is coming from these days.

Having amassed hundreds of thousands of streams on her 2017 releases, we can almost guarantee that you guys will like this girl as much as we do.

The song is über catchy, both lyrically and melodically and the production is next level. We fell in love with the vocals and were pleasantly surprised when the rest of the song surpassed our expectations. We think you’ll like this if you’re into pop music that has a bit of an edge to it (think Allie X, Troye Sivan, Banks).

We asked ORKID what she had to say about the song:

“’Wasted’ is about hiding behind the comfort of your excuses. Maybe you dare to say or do things with another you’re attracted to, when you know you really shouldn’t go there. No matter how strong the chemistry, sometimes that’s just not enough… the rush much more fun than the reality.”