Love has always been a popular topic in music and in popular culture overall. How can it not be though? It’s just irresistible, and oh so relatable (insert internal scream).

Whether it’s towards an S.O., crush, friend, family, pet, and country, love is something that we’ve all felt. It doesn’t stop there because it can also apply to our anime waifus, husbandos, and everything in between. Let’s go on a limb here and say that you’re currently in love right now, yeah you! Regardless of the state you’re in, it’s safe to say that love is flowing through your system at the moment. Love is universal like that. No boundaries whatsoever, always present and that’s just beautiful.

While we’re in the topic of beauty and of course L-O-V-E, here’s a current tune that fits the bill. It’s no other than “Girlfriend” by Christian Lalama. Released last February 18th, this is the Canadian heartthrob’s belated valentines present to his fans via Atlantic Records. This can be streamed through various platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, ITunes Store, YouTube/ YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, Tidal, and Deezer. Apart from the audio part, this also comes with a music video which can be viewed on YouTube.

When it comes to the song itself, it’s got that addictive beat that could take over your day. It’s got that replay-ability on lock for sure. Danceable, singable and cruise worthy, this Canadian supernova’s new tune tickles your senses. Similar to a time machine, it takes us to a time when we first encountered love. Regardless of if you succeeded in professing your love to that person of your dreams. This song takes us straight to memory lane, back to a simpler point in time where love wasn’t that complicated.

When talking about the lyrics, it’s got depth to it. It’s not Mariana Trench deep, it’s not shallow either. It resides in that perfect spot of poetic and easily understandable which is great most especially in the genre of pop. An example would be “Ride or die, you’re Bonnie, I’m Clyde (I’m Clyde)”. A simple sentence yes, but it gives the song additional context. Which in this case is that longing for a dangerous and crazy relationship. Ah kids these days. Tsk tsk.

Looking at the MV, it gives us that sense of danger and adventure at the get go. With the use of dark tones, and gritty backgrounds such as the streets of LA, or an unkempt room, we can see that the singer (Christian) is a mess right now. While that may be the case, he is in search of someone to live for. That special person who will stick with him through the ups and downs. Don’t we all?

Need more Christian Lalama in your life? If so, head on down to his official website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts for more exciting content! You won’t regret it!

Illustrator and writer who loves music, arts and pop culture as a whole.
Illustrator and writer who loves music, arts and pop culture as a whole.

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