Diggin’ This: Wallace – “Arcade Queen” (Produced by Turbo Chook of Close Counters)
An ode to ruling the video game arcade back in the day.
I’ve been a fan of Wellington, New Zealand’s Wallace Gollan ever since I first heard “Beauty,” her collaboration with Sampa the Great, in 2015.
Produced by Turbo Chook (one half of Melbourne-via-Hobart production duo Close Counters), her new song “Arcade Queen” is a pixelated future soul-pop tribute to the liminal space of the arcade and soda-fueled youth, complete with signature sound effects from the Capcom canon.
Says Wallace, “Got a little bit nostalgic with this one thinking about 11-year-old me at Time Zone in Wellington drinking Vanilla Coke, playing dance revolution, and checking out boys in their head-to-toe Planet 8 looks.”
(Huge love for that “It’s love, right?” hook on the chorus that instantly wins you over.)
Wallace – “Arcade Queen”
“Arcade Queen” is out now.
Get it here.
Check out more of my favorite songs from Wallace here
more of my favorite Close Counters tracks here
listen to the tracks I’m very into right now on my 2022 Essentials playlist here.