• Artist: GAYLE
  • Title: internet baby
  • Release Type: Single
  • Release: 28/06/24
  • Rating: ★★★★☆

I recently had the pleasure of listening to “Internet Baby” by Gayle. It is a song that captures the essence of being a digital native. It is a relatable and refreshingly candid track and one I have been relishing since its release. With lyrics like “I’m just an internet baby and I’m full of shit, My life is sweet like a daisy and I’m over it,” Gayle delivers a biting commentary on the contradictions of growing up in the digital age.

The opening verse hits home straight away. Moreover, Gayle sings about being “way too sensitive”. For me it does feel like a nod to how the internet amplifies our emotional responses. Her reference to pacifiers being “nicotine and little screens” cleverly critiques how we’ve replaced traditional comforts with digital ones,

Simpler Times

The chorus, where she laments, “Wish I was born in the ’80s, but guess what? I’m not,” perfectly encapsulates the modern sentiment of longing for a simpler time, despite the convenience and connectivity of the present. It’s a nostalgic nod that I think many will relate to. Additionally, it captures the sense of being out of sync with the rapid pace of technological change.

Gayle also uses humor in a clever way which address serious points and it helps make the points stand out more. Lines like “Don’t know how to spell? See you in Hell, Don’t need to do it, I’ll cancel myself” are both funny and thought-provoking. They also reflect the absurdity of internet culture while subtly critiquing it.

Musically, the song is catchy and upbeat, with a repetitive “La-la, la-la, la-la / Waah, waah, waah” post-chorus that mirrors the triviality and noise of online interactions. It’s a clever use of melody to enhance the song’s theme, making it easy to sing along to while driving home its satirical edge.

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George Millington