Premiere: Barkley – Blame It On L.A.

Describing her music as moody pop, Barkley has completely hit the nail. Returning today with her sophomore single, titled Blame It On L.A., the Los Angeles-via-Toronto songstress has definitely proved to belong to the same league of Ryn Weaver and Phoebe Ryan, two of her overt musical inspirations. Marked by a swinging gait built around a deep bassline and the punching snap of fingers, Blame It On L.A. is a slow burner that finds its climax into an addictive chorus where Barkley’s bright and heartfelt vocals won us over once and for all.

Speaking about the song, Barkley says: “This song is all about checking your vanity. I wrote it last year after I impulse-bought this (amazing, but overpriced) Topshop jacket when I really just couldn’t afford to. It was kind of a silly way to get inspired, but I was like ‘why did I do that?’ So Blame It is about feeling like your priorities have become too shallow, then coming back to reality and being like ‘this is ridiculous, none of it matters’. I have a love/hate relationship with LA so this song was all about reminding myself where I came from. And hopefully a lot of people can relate to that.

Enjoy below!