A stunning addition to the ever-increasing slew of anxiety anthems, “You Make Me Sick” by Carla Wehbe is raw, angsty, and tailor-made for a late-night bedroom jam.
Returning to the synthpop sound that defined her earlier work, the Sydney singer-songwriter injects a punchy 80’s-inspired beat into her latest single.
The track’s upbeat and cathartic nature shows off the rising star’s impressive vocal prowess, reminiscent of artists like Holly Humberstone. “You show up, out the blue / I just think it’s kinda rude / Why you’re here / I got no clue / I didn’t invite you,” she sings in the relatable lyrics.
Explaining the versatility of the song, Wehbe says, “‘You Make Me Sick’ is fast-paced. It’s angsty. You can dance to it, hype yourself up to break up with a toxic partner, go to a smash room and destroy things to it. It’s really quite versatile.”
“You Make Me Sick” was made in collaboration with Kon Kersting (known for his work with the likes of Tones and I and The Jungle Giants), and Wehbe hopes the song will help others through their own experiences with dealing with anxiety “or a really shitty person.”
Released as the next chapter in her music career following a string of strong singles and two EPs, including the heartfelt Jupiter and Mars EP back in March, “You Make Me Sick” marks a breakthrough moment for Wehbe.
She recently completed support slots for American music legends The Chicks on their Australian tour and wrapped up her own successful debut headline tour, with shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney.
Another noteworthy highlight includes a duet with viral US musician Teddy Swims at the Enmore Theatre, where they delivered a heartfelt rendition of Shania Twain’s classic “You’re Still the One”.
Carla Wehbe’s “You Make Me Sick” is out now via Warner Music Australia.