If you’ve had the abject pleasure of seeking treatment for your mental health, you’re one of the many of us that have a precise understanding of what Aussie pop icon Peach PRC sings about on her new single ‘Symptomatic’. Addressing the unstable state of finally feeling like you’re okay enough to get off your meds, ‘Symptomatic’ was originally debuted by the Sydney-via-Adelaide artist on TikTok prior to its official drop today.
“One of the features of my mental illness is I can have really low periods and then swing into an incredible high manic period,” she shares on the track. She continues: “When this happens, I feel like I’m invincible and get really excited about doing lots of stuff—like learning to speak Italian, play 5 instruments, or become a crystal healer! Every time, I think I’ve been cured of my depression and mental struggles forever! My therapist once compared to me to Harley Quinn while I am in this state – that kind of bothered me. Then I thought, why don’t I write a song about being on this high and thinking I’m cured and just embrace the fuck out of the Harley-Quinn-of-it-all! And that song – is ‘Symptomatic’.”
This is the second recent single from Peach PRC following her major label debut on Island Records, after the superstorm of ‘Josh’ took over our airwaves earlier this year. Speaking to BLUNT on the hype around its release, Peach shared a particular anecdote about hearing it come on in an Uber. “I’m like, ‘This is me, this is my song,'” she laughed. “And they’re [the driver’s] like, ‘Okay.’ I’m like, ‘No, like my song.’ He thought it was my jam. Like, ‘Literally, this is a song that I’m singing.’” Watch this space for news on her debut EP.