Song of the Week: Half Waif – “Party’s Over”

Dynamic percussion for a song about life on the outside.

There’s an innate desire in us to be included. As an outsider looking in, it can feel like you’re living in a perpetual state of missing out. But maybe there’s something to be said for being on the margins rather than in the middle of it all – a new perspective that gives you a unique outlook on your life or art. That’s what Nandi Rose explores as Half Waif on “Party’s Over.” Over intriguing, ear-tingling beats like hearing slowed-down club music through a wall, Rose sings “Nobody’s gonna do it my way/ So I walk through the dawn/And I don’t look back anymore,” embracing the freedom of forging your own path.

As Rose said about the song, “How many times have I stood on the outside, wanting to be inside? This song is a reminder to myself that maybe I’m seeing it backwards, and the outside is actually the better place to be.”

“Party’s Over” is available now.