Guitar palpitates like a heartbeat, softly at first and then pulsating with new romance. Brynn Cartelli’s “Girl Code” revisits the night the singer-songwriter met her current boyfriend, reflecting upon the first meet-up with fresh eyes and perspective. “Got me feeling things I never have before and we talk all night but I play it cool,” she sings with a sly smile. “I don’t cross the line / Follow all the rules / And I wonder if you’re thinkin’ bout it too.” It’s the stuff of fairy tales, almost dream-like in structure and tone. Cartelli’s rides on and off the beat, coated in wistfulness and hope.
Listen to “Girl Code” below.