“My bedroom is a disaster, my dog has got kidney failure”, declares Angie McMahon at the start of Pasta. It’s not a conventional way to start a song, but this beautiful new release is anything but normal.
Pasta is the latest single from Melbourne singer-songwriter Angie McMahon, and follows a string a of empowering singles that have showcased her bold and honest songwriting style. But this may just be her finest song to date, and has managed to ramp up the anticipation for her debut album even further.
Starting off in a serene slow-burning manner, swathes of guitar wash over Angie’s powerful croons, resulting in an utterly absorbing outcome. This perfect world is shattered halfway through the song, when it suddenly erupts into a joyous release of defiance, transforming it from a heart-wrenching ballad of despair, into a full-throttle force of nature.
The thing that really makes Pasta special are the lyrics, as they manage to bring to life the inner monologue of every modern-day millennial. “I’m not proving much to anyone. I’ve been lost for a while, and I’m feeling tired. And I spend so much time eating pasta.” It’s relatable, heart-breaking stuff delivered with a pinch of self-deprecating humour, making it a genuinely enthralling four and a half minutes.
Pasta is a tale of not knowing who you are, making bad life decisions, and also eating lots of pasta because your bank balance demands it. In short, it’s something we can all relate to. Being lost and poor has never sounded so damn good.
Watch the music video below: