Everybody needs a hype song. “Bodies” by ALITA is an electropop anthem that I would listen to make me feel invincible and give me the courage to ask my crush out.
The production, echoes, and snaps all add complexity and sass to the song. ALITA’s tone is so addicting to listen to - it’s like honey. The dancy beat is driven forward by snaps and synths that add an edge. The lyrics are empowering and carefree at the same time. She describes self-respect and choosing who to give your body to but she acknowledges that fresh love or lust can make you feel “kinda dangerous.” The goal of the song was to tackle the topic of sex from a strong female perspective, and ALITA has succeeded at that.
ALITA is a Seattle-based synth-pop and R&B artist, performer, and writer known for her genre-bending pop music inspired by Radiohead, The 1975, Adele and Indie.Arie. She has a background in business and sales which makes her powerful both on stage and off. ALITA is a true Renaissance woman who thinks like an artist, plans like a manager, and executes like a label. While writing this song she explained, “I’m almost always the only woman in the room when I’m writing music. I love and value my male collaborators, but there’s a different energy and camaraderie that comes from female collaboration and I was craving that... Eventually, I realized that I had all of the instinct to explore it by myself, so I did."
Written by Annika Johnson, edited by Hannah Schneider