Bec Sandridge returns with a power-pop banger packing a message, laid out right there in the main lyric: “I’ll never have a boyfriend just because you want me to.”

“You give my number to all of your friends that you hope that I’ll find a nice guy,” Sandridge ponders. “It’s such a funny thing that you’re trying to pretend that I don’t have a girlfriend by my side.”

Vocals soaring over a driving ’80s synth beat, she lays down the law with authority rather than anger, making for one uplifting anthem. Accompanied by a stunning clip, it’s one of the year’s strongest messages of empowerment at a time many of us need it the most.

Bec will be playing a free show in Sydney on Sunday December 10 as part of the entirely female-fronted lineup of the Clovelly Hotel’s She Sessions, alongside Asta, Ali Barter, Saskwatch and Tigertown – find out more here.