Shortcake, an independent producer, alt-pop singer, and songwriter based in Brooklyn, has released her latest single titled “Right Side Up”. With a blend of house and electronic-inspired sounds and her soft, ethereal pop vocals, Shortcake creates music that is both catchy and upbeat, yet features melancholic lyrics. Her unique lyricism is displayed through euphonious melodies that aim to convey a hidden reality. She has been compared to alt-pop icons such as Billie Eilish, Cults, and Raye.
The single, released on February 24, 2023, is a preview of Shortcake’s upcoming debut LP. “Right Side Up” delves into society’s over-reliance on technology and how it has narrowed our perception of the world. Shortcake draws attention to the fact that we collectively view the world through smartphones, whether through the camera, social media, or even the black screen’s reflection. The lyrics express a belief that someday, society will exist in an ambiguous “upside down” state, suggesting that we have lost sight of what it means to be truly right side up.