Rising Australian pop singer Sloan Peterson has just released her new single, Parasite, and it was written alongside a couple of Australian stars. It's an upbeat, floaty track, but if you listen to the lyrics closely, you'll hear how Sloan's firing barbs at those who stick around for way too long.
The track, which was co-written with brotherly duo Lime Cordiale, is a tongue-in-cheek track dedicated to the people in your life that you can't just get rid of, no matter how you try. We wouldn't want to be the subject of Sloan's lyrics, because it's death by a thousand cuts.
“I wrote Parasite with the boyz from Lime Cordiale. I was recalling to them memories of someone that keeps coming back into your life no matter how much you try and push them away. The lyrics are written in a fun way, similar style to Lily Allen and Gwen Stefani, commenting in a blunt and obvious manner.
“There are people who can be taken advantage of in life, maybe they are people pleasers or have self-doubt. But then there are the opposite people who don’t have a grasp on how their behaviour could be affecting others. That’s kinda what parasite is about, being taken advantage of and being sick of it.”
If you've ever had someone in your life that didn't know when to let go, or you've ever been taken advantage of, then Parasite might just be your new anthem. Don't get tricked by Sloan's angelic vocals - this song is a lyrical gut punch.
Check out the track below, and stay tuned for the video for the track. Judging by the videos for Nightmare and Moon & Back, you'll want to keep an eye out for the visuals for Parasite.