Australian singer, songwriter, and poet, meadowhip, is releasing her new single, “Am I Broken.” This is the R&B artist’s fourth single following the release of her last single, “Iconic.”
meadowhip is the brainchild of Cara Walkam, and started as a project after Walkam suffered a major hemorrhagic stroke in 2019. Influenced by artists like Solange, Erykah Badu, Frank Ocean and Blondie, meadowhip has been utilizing her creative efforts to discuss the complexities of individualism, society, and their interactions: “I’m here to discuss the big three – capitalism, the patriarchy, and myself,” wrote the artist.
“Am I Broken” is a moody, groovy, slow tune that discusses the nature of being “a mess.” The track uses lofi-inspired beats combined with addictive bass lines that keep the song at a laid-back pace. Walkam’s smooth voice adds a layer of intimacy to the tune, as well as the layers of harmonies. Originating in a group songwriting retreat with Sydney’s hub for emerging artists, The Artist Studio, and produced by neo-soul sweetheart Chelsea Warner, the song was inspired by the universal struggle of bringing baggage to our relationships.
“This song is about owning your mess and your part in the breakdown of your relationships, and finding a bit of comedy in it all,” wrote Walkam. “Am I broken? Indeed I am, a lot of the time, and I mean, who isn’t? But surely admitting to your flaws is almost as good as not having any, right?”
Check out meadowhip’s new single “Am I Broken” along with more exciting new music on our Alchemical Multigenre Mixdown playlist on Spotify.
Margaret Adams is a Psychology major and Rhetoric and Writing minor at The Catholic University of America from New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her work with Alchemical, she writes for CUA’s student newspaper, The Tower, and has recently been named Quill Editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and looking at pictures of her dog, Bella.
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