The breakout pop artist Nessa Barrett today unleashes her menacing new track ‘BANG BANG!’, which is out now via Warner Records. Boasting a pulse-pounding beat and an insidious bassline, the punk-infused anthem showcases Barrett’s razor-sharp lyrics and knack for unforgettable hooks. It’s the newcomer’s first release since dropping the extended edition of her debut album ‘young forever’ late last year.
“I know that it sounds absurd, but sometimes I just get the urge,” the 20-year-old begins the track over raucous guitars, “That if there really was a purge, you’re the one that I’d kill first.” Nessa excels at crafting infectious tracks tinged with playful, swirling darkness — and ‘BANG BANG!’ is no exception. In fact, she embraces the impulse even more, giving fans a slice of delicious depravity that demands to be played again and again.
Nessa says, “The song was written about my borderline personality rage. There are times where I just get so mad that I think about the craziest things I want to do in that moment, I feel like everyone deep down has intrusive thoughts even though they don’t want to admit it.”
That sense of fury is perfectly captured in the grainy, black-and-white video which finds the pop artist embracing her crazy impulses as she poses for a mugshot.
‘BANG BANG!’ is sure to be a highlight of Nessa’s first-ever headline tour of North America, the ‘young forever’ tour, which commences in Phoenix on February 22nd and close at the historic Hollywood Palladium on March 25th. Please see HERE for a full list of dates and ticket information. She is also confirmed to visit the UK to play the prestigious Reading and Leeds Festivals in August.
After being named as one of Billboard’s 21 Under 21, as well as being featured on Ones to Watch’s 25 Artists to Watch in 2022, Uproxx’s Next Hitmakers List and People Magazine’s Emerging Artist List, Nessa Barrett has gone on to accumulate more than 1.2 billion streams to date. She was also nominated for Push Performance of the Year at the 2022 MTV VMAs, performed at When We Were Young Festival and played a one-off show at LA’s El Rey Theatre.
With unapologetic ear candy like ‘BANG BANG!’ and a critically acclaimed debut album under her belt, Nessa Barrett is destined to reach even greater heights in 2023.