It might not be Anne-Marie’s birthday just yet, but who should prevent her from celebrating an early one? The 28-year-old British singer and songwriter hints at a brand new album in the making with this new single “Birthday.” It is a celebration, not of aging, but of growing up. Let’s take a look at the lyrics and song meaning.
The new single “Birthday” was released on February 7, 2020, along with a plush music video. This is the first music from her upcoming second studio album. This album comes after her debut studio album ‘Speak Your Mind’ released in 2018.
The new song is not only about celebrating yet another year of being born. At the age of 28, a birthday means something more than just a day of party ha and cake. It also means a year of maturity and growth. We hear Anne-Marie singing about getting over her past baggage in this song and video.
Watch “Birthday” Music Video by Anne-Marie
Turn towards Anne-Marie to learn how to celebrate your birthday proper;
I’ma do what I like
I’ma eat what I like
I’ma kiss who I like…
Everybody love me
Look at me, give me money…
And she is not thinking about that certain someone who broke her heart. It’s a day of joy and fun and crazy. Why lament over the past?
In the second verse of the song, we hear the actual problems that the singer is trying to suppress with this bash. She is broke and can’t even afford her rent. So this party will be a treat for her from her friends.
In the bridge of the song, we get a peek behind the curtains of this party. A year went by and she is not any wiser. Well, she made a whole song about forgetting her ex-boyfriend. This is not the most effective message on moving on.
Whatever said and done, this is a song that everybody can throw their hands and legs up and dance to. Let us know what you think about this song and the music video in the comments below.
Check out the complete lyrics and further song meaning breakdown on Genius.