What do you do when you’re sick of giving all your time and energy to songs about silly boys who broke your heart? Turn inwards and ask yourself about what really matters -- your best friends, the planet, your dreams. That’s what 19-year-old singer-songwriter Maude Latour does with her new song, “Starsick,” premiering today (June 27), exclusively via Billboard.
Written as a gift for her best friend, on "Starsick," the NYC-based artist exhibits her worldliness and takes a trip to the stars. The track begins with quiet, a capella hums as Latour meditates, “I’ve got a plan for how we'll run the world/ I was watching TV, then I was talking to God.” Soon after, it bursts into a synth-heavy frenzy.
There’s a true, genuine feeling that this song is pure catharsis for Latour, and it is for the listener too, with its intoxicating sparkle. “I get a little star sick when we talk about love/ ‘Cause I don’t know a thing about love,” she sings with a Lorde-like growl over a beat as mesmerizing as a long night in Joshua Tree, which is what inspired the song.