‘Best Friend’ Proves Wallice Is the Future of Gen Z Music

Ramping up to release her newest EP, Mr Big Shot, indie popstar Wallice dropped yet another banger. A look back at lost friendships, “Best Friend” is deeply relatable from one of Gen Z’s freshest voices.  

Wallice paired “Best Friend” with a stunning music video, intensifying the anxiety-filled emotional pop-rock hit. Watch the video below: 

The two-minute-43-second track packs a strong punch from the “Punching Bag” singer. The singer-songwriter delves into the all-too-relatable pain of past friendships and the wounds that last even years later. She explains her thought process:

I’ve had a couple falling outs with various friends throughout my life, I think it’s just part of life and growing up. Even though that friendship might not serve you anymore it’s still so easy to reminisce on it and miss it.


The song imagines the scenario of running into a former friend at a party and all the anxiety that comes along with it. The song, beginning with a soft melody paired with Wallice’s signature soft vocals, quickly transforms into a tense pop-rock track with intense guitars and drums. 

The song climaxes at its bridge, crescendoing with distorted guitar and increased drums. Wallice’s voice grows in power, her emotions palpable as she sings:

‘Cause you were my best friend, slowly fadin’

Wish you were alone ’cause time is wastin’

I never prepared, why am I so scared?

Why did I come here?

Should have stayed home, should have stayed clear.

“Best Friend” by Wallice

Always relatable, “Best Friend” especially shows Wallice’s lyrical prowess. Her lyrics, while simple, perfectly represent the feeling of seeing a lost friend. She creates an anthem for anyone who has gone through a friendship breakup. 

“Best Friend” marks the start of a new era for Wallice, who is seeing her success rise rapidly. She began releasing music seriously in 2020 after dropping out of college, releasing her first EP, Off the Rails, in 2021. However, she has been musically inclined for a long time, picking up her first instrument at just six years old.

The “Wisdom Tooth” singer just wrapped up her leg as the tour opener for The 1975. 

She will soon embark on her own headlining tour, which will kick off May 31 in Glasgow. See the entire schedule below on her Instagram:

Along with Instagram, she can be followed on Twitter and TikTok

Mr Big Shot will be released June 23. In the meantime, “Best Friend” is available to stream on all platforms.

I’m a journalist based in the Bay Area with a passion for writing about art, comedy and music.
I’m a journalist based in the Bay Area with a passion for writing about art, comedy and music.

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