Colleen Green – I Want to Grow Up
By Denise Beltran
Colleen Green’s sound is very much DIY lo-fi rock-punk. Hailing from Los Angeles, Green’s music seems to portray the random thoughts of the ever aimless 20 year old. Her music isn’t to be classified as “girl rock” because that’s totally sexist and a woman’s worth as a musician isn’t based on her gender. Her new album “I Want To Grow Up” pays a homage to The Descendants, as well as her other albums being titled as spin offs of their songs and albums. “I Want To Grow Up” brings to the table a self-aware women who knows where she stands. “TV” is the second single from her new album and is a laid back song with catchy guitar riffs that are prevalent throughout the song and consistent tempo where even the melody seems to be singing lyrics. Lyrics such as “TV is my friend” are relatable to everyone and it’s not meant to be lazy but just the common truth of youth’s today culture. “Grind My Teeth” another track on the album is also relatable to everyone who has ever seen an ex and just feels a wave of emotions coming at them. With a gritty sound, it echoes as angry and nonchalant as possible. Green is growing up and although growing up is awkward she seems to be doing a good job.