Megan Fox, Hailey Bieber, and Kourtney Kardashian are just a few names circulating the rockstar girlfriend 🎸💋 trend that had a resurgence on TikTok! In these coordinated frames, girlies use Christina Vidal’s ‘Take Me Away’ – a staple to Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis’s freaky friday – as the background track. They spill out their wardrobes and makeup products, creating various looks as if they were going on tour with their fave rockstars! Of course, those essentials are exactly what you’d imagine: scarlet chipped nails, leather jackets, and knee-high boots.
And while it’s enough to lead the way to a vintage store, what happens once the rockstar sneaks off with someone else? At least that’s a question Maisie Peters has brought to the chat, bursting the grunge bubble with her newest tongue-in-cheek banger, ‘Not Another Rockstar.’ The song takes us through her terrible escapades with these guitar nursing men until realizing she was the main character this entire time! It’s another pop-rock add-on to the lyrics scribbled by her blonde hair self, taking a divergence from the soft, tiptoeing chance of owning up to her feelings, to now screaming them with newfound confidence, and we’re so proud!
“I wrote ‘Not Another Rockstar’ about my very debatable track record with men. The song aims to make fun at me and my decisions and them and their guitars, and it feels right that I wrote it with Ines who is my best friend because she was literally rolling her eyes at every line like “too real.” I hope everyone comes out of this song realizing the true rockstar was in fact me. Obviously. No longer the rockstar’s girlfriend, we are the whole rockstar these days, girls.
The ‘Not Another Rockstar’ Effect
Although the lyrics are primarily set up as red flags of rockstars, a self-reflective couplet is hidden in verse two, “Aren’t I lucky ’cause he could have chosen any girl to f*ck with? // And he thing me, so I guess I should be grateful // No, no, no, no.” It’s her way of knocking down the societal pedestal, tossing away his player antics, so she instead puts herself first, thrusting her into the spotlight. There are patterns we all need to break, and sometimes one of them is someone who uses you as a muse, yeah?
We’re so loving this spin on the aesthetic, that we want to keep it going, and who better to look to, to help spotlight this “girls as rockstars” celebration, than our fave bad*ass cartoon girl bands? From the pink eyeshadow mask of the 80s to having your own car with your band’s name scrawled onto the license plate, there have been so many examples of animated pop stars throughout television history that we know would blast Maisie’s ‘Not Another Rockstar.’
The Hex Girls
Out of all the scary mishaps the Scooby-Doo gang happens upon, perhaps unearthing The Hex Girls was the most memorable one! Their first sighting was during “Scooby-Doo! and the Witch’s Ghost,” where Fred and Daphne thought there was something mystical in the air, believing a herbal remedy to help soothe their voices was really a staging spell. They’re so cool that they were not only written into season two and the comics, but Daphne even performed with them, arriving on a bladed love-shaped throne that we just know Maisie would easily reference!
Jem and the Holograms
The band that has us taking a trip back to 1985. Jem and The Holograms featured Jem, Kimber Benton, Aja Leith, Shana Elmsford, and Raya, a holographic band that comes to life through Synergy, aka a supercomputer inside stylish earrings! And we thought the clueless computer was fashion technology at its finest! With 65 episodes, their discography is vast, having something for every inner rockstar, though the rock genre is its focus. The show is a true flashback to that period, so the fashion is to die for, alongside their vibrant hair. It’s just enough to make us want to swap the rockstar girlfriend wardrobe for our own punk frocks!
Winx Club Band
The Winx Club may have used their fairy wings to go on world-saving missions, but they liked a jam session themselves in their spare time! It’s so true to Maisie’s message of being the entire package ourselves that “Issue 59: Winx Band,” apart from the Winx Club Comic Series, focused on overcoming shyness, with Professor Pikass urging the girls to perform at the talent show, and thus the band is made!
If you’re an early 2000s kid, then Bratz needs no introduction, nor does the band that was mainly established through the movie Bratz: Rock Angelz, and the game of the same name. Every doll lived up to their trusty “passion for fashion” motto! We don’t know about you, but we’d ditch any rockstar for a chance to spend the day with this friendship group.
Main Character on Tour
If you haven’t been in the know, Maisie has been touring with Ed Sheeran for his +–=÷x Turn. She most recently announced her solo adventure with the Road To Brixton Tour! Just an hour out of her hometown of West Sussex, Maisie plans to turn universities into rockstars’ ultimate meeting places.
Do you remember watching any of these cartoons on an early Saturday morning, inspiring you enough to pick up a guitar? Or did we miss one that belongs on the list? Let us know by interacting with our Twitter, @TheHoneyPop.
Throughout the week, Maisie has hinted at a music video, and we can only hope that it’s for ‘Not Another Rockstar!’ In the meantime, we’ll just loop the track on both Spotify and AppleMusic, showing her even more streaming love . To be in the know of new music from Maisie, follow along on both our instagram and Facebook!