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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // March 29, 2021
After making her life-changing debut last year, Mina Okabe is, without a doubt, our favorite Danish-Japanese 20-year-old. Not only is Okabe effortlessly cool, but she also embodies an undeniable charm that bleeds through her luscious melodies. With summer in mind, Okabe channels breezy instrumentals and carefree vocals into her irresistible new single, “Walk Away.”
On “Walk Away,” Mina Okabe reflected,
“I wrote ‘Walk Away’ about the feeling of not knowing if the guy that I was seeing was as interested in me as I was in him. I was asking myself if I should walk away from what we had or keep giving him chances to prove me wrong.”
Whether you’re contemplating a grueling breakup or simply unhappy with someone, “Walk Away” speaks major volumes about an issue plenty of us face today. Aside from the impeccable lyricism, the oozing bass lines and airy synths whisk us right into Okabe’s indie pop utopia. Trust us when we say you’ll definitely want to keep Okabe on your radar because there’s no way this darling newcomer isn’t going to be playing on speakers everywhere.
“I missed summer so much when I recorded this! So I took some of the best sunny memories I had on my phone and put them up on the computer screen to constantly remind me of the feeling I wanted. And even though the subject is pretty sad, I feel like ‘Walk Away’ became a reflection of those pictures.”