Bo Milli is the moniker of Emilie Østebø, a 22 year-old Norwegian songwriter, born in Karmøy but based in Bergen. Working closely with embarrassment, she spent the last couple of years trying to understand the chaotic zeitgeist in and outside her mind. Thankfully, she turned everything into music, honest good music.
The latest of those song is Good Kid, a reflection on what we do to make the world a little bit better. Highlighting the climate crisis, Bo says that “The lines in the chorus are essentially what I’m tempted to say to myself when I want to throw in the towel and see everything play out“. She goes on: “It’s a logic that’s difficult to argue with, but nevertheless, I think it’s the wrong conclusion. It’s an attitude that disregards my responsibility, and it doesn’t feel good to live like that.”
Good Kid is not only that but a indie pop-rock masterpiece. Bo Milli has mastered the alt pop song-writing and this single is proving it. Soulful and light, her voice timbre delights while she sings the verses but it gets punchier at the chorus, where we can hear “I’m a good kid / I’m not meant to change the world“. With both early 00’s elements, such as pop-acoustic guitars, (like an young Nelly Furtado or Sheryl Crow) and a fresh young-punk attitude, Good Kid is a perfectly written eye-opener as a message for my generation, but also a lovely catchy track!
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