It’s difficult not to associate “Underwater,” the debut single from 17-year-old Millie Turner, with Maggie Rogers‘s breakout hit “Alaska.” Both tracks feature lilting vocals over subtle production; both are essentially folk songs masquerading as electro-pop. “Underwater” is a fittingly hypnotic track: the rippling bass line and Turner’s vocals evoke the movement and depth of the sea. What a shame that the lyrics – “We are young / we are afraid / but we are free” – remain stuck in the shallows. Listen below.
Millie Turner – Underwater