Music Spotlight: Girl Wilde
Alex Barnes returns to the music world with her new indie-pop project Girl Wilde, and we’re obsessing over her two tracks Bad Side + Nervous Breakdown, her refreshing, dancey sound + her bad ass style. We chatted with Alex all about Girl Wilde.
Asymmetric Magazine: Congrats on your release of Nervous Breakdown. Can you tell us a bit about the track?
Alex Barnes: Nervous Breakdown was inspired by my love of self sabaotgoge. I don’t love to self sabotage as much as I get older, but old habits die hard.
AM: This is your second single as Girl Wilde—what’s something you want people to take away from listening to Bad Side and Nervous Breakdown?
AB: I want people to see that being vulnerable doesn’t always have to be a scary thing.
I want people to see that being vulnerable doesn’t always have to be a scary thing.
AM: For the first time listeners, how would you describe your sound?
AB: Bubblegum Grunge
AM: What themes do you typically pursue through your music?
AB: I generally write about love, loss, and rebellion.
AM: What other musicians are you currently listening to?
AB: Jon Bellion, The 1975 and Julia Michaels have been my favorites recently.
AM: What role does Los Angeles play in your work?
AB: It’s my home now. It’s where I am continuing to find myself as a young adult. I feel so lucky to live here and to be surrounded by constant creativity.
AM: Where is one place that you feel completely in touch with your creative self and your music?
AB: In the studio with my cocreatorrs and at home in the living room playing my piano.
AM: What can we expect to hear from you next?
AB: I’m putting out a new single top of the year!