PinkPantheress, the It Girl of bedroom pop is back with a new song called “Angel.” The singer’s third new song of the year is also the third song released from the soundtrack to Greta Gerwhig’s upcoming Barbie movie. The track features production from frequent Lady Gaga collaborator BloodPop a follows many of the sonic motifs PinkPantheress has been flirting with for years. The combination of acoustic guitar and strings with a stable consistent beat gives it a vintage 2000s pop feel.
PinkPantheress is the third artist to officially drop her contribution to the Barbie movie following Dua Lipa and Karol G. The full soundtrack will drop alongside the film next month. The list of stars lining the soundtrack is a who’s who of recent stars from a number of genres. Recent breakout stars like Fifty Fifty and GAYLE line up alongside superstars like Khalid and Lizzo. For many, the most anticipated new song comes from Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice. The pair are linking up for the second time this year and sampling AQUA’s classic song “Barbie Girl.”
Both of PinkPantheress’ previous singles have made big splashes in their own ways. Her collaboration with Ice Spice “Boys a liar Pt. 2” has been one of the biggest hit songs of 2023 so far. It was both artists’ first taste of the top 10 of the Hot 100, though Ice Spice was back a few months later with her “Princess Diana” remix. Her other new release “Way Back” sees her teaming up with EDM legend Skrillex and rapper Trippie Redd.
Those songs followed her Take Me Home EP which dropped late last year. The tracklist was short but contained a viral hit in the original “Boys a Liar.” She dropped her debut mixtape To Hell with It in 2021. It introduced many to her style of very short songwriting and lo-fi poppy production. “Angel” is her first new song this year that isn’t a collaborative effort. What do you think of the new PinkPantheress song and the entire Barbie soundtrack so far?