Ace Wilder doesn’t do dumb. Her Melfest banger “Busy Doin’ Nothing'” was actually a clever statement on how young people approach work, and advocated working to live rather than living to work. Not everyone picked up on that: They were too busy tapping their toes to one of the hottest tracks of 2014. Miss Wilder’s follow-up “Riot” kept the good thing going, bringing together hand-clapping, stomping, blaring trumpets, and another club-worthy chorus.

Ace — born Alice Kristina Ingrid Gernandt — has raised her game yet again with “Stupid”. The new single dropped on June 4 and three days later I’m still living it. It thumps and beats and builds below, while Ace’s vocals keep it airy, light and playful up top. The end result is music that’s fun and yet somehow emancipatory.

Lyrically the song tells a tale of far-flung travel and the freedom that comes with dislocation. The opening seconds serve South Asian realness — from the zither to the accented male — giving the impression that Ace & Co are on the last night of a holiday in Goa, where they’ve just chewed mescaline. “Dumb and drunk and high, it’s the best night of our lives, and tomorrow we’ll ask why…”

It’s not an advertisement for LSD, but a reminder that rules breed conformity and harboring regrets stop you from moving forward. “We’re free to be what we wanna be and smart we never was,” she says. “Let the ones who got away stay behind.” But the best lyric has to be her prayer for men willing to go down. #justsayin. Ultimately “let’s get stupid” becomes a battle cry for living your life rather than the one others prescribe for you.

You can hear the song below. There’s also a five-minute extended version and an instrumental on Spotify. Are you loving it as much as us?

Stupid lyrics — Ace Wilder

Verse 1:
One last drink before we go
We’ll head into the night
Raise our glass and toast the world
Here this one last time
Say a prayer for any man
Who’s willing to go down
Tell the ones who need to know
We’re taking a back this town

Pre-chorus:
Dumb and drunk and high
It’s the best night of our lives
And tomorrow we’ll ask why
But tonight we’re making history
History

Chorus:
Stupid boys and stupid girls
We’re stupid just because
We’re free to be what we wanna be
And smart we never was
Let’s get stupid!
Stupid is as stupid does
We’re stupid just because
We’re free to be what we wanna be
And smart we never was
Let’s get stupid!

Verse 2:
No regrets, don’t hesitate
That’s another day
Worry ’bout all the shots that you didn’t take
Let the ones who got away
Stay left behind
Fireworks light up the sky
Yupp that’s our sign

Pre-chorus:
Dumb and drunk and high
It’s the best night of our lives
And tomorrow we’ll ask why
Tonight we’re making history
History

Chorus:
Stupid boys and stupid girls
We’re stupid just because
We’re free to be what we wanna be
And smart we never was
Let’s get stupid!
Stupid is as stupid does
We’re stupid just because
We’re free to be what we wanna be
And smart we never was
Let’s get stupid!

Middle-8:
Dumb and drunk and high
It’s the best night of our lives
Tomorrow we’ll ask why

Chorus:
Stupid boys and stupid girls
We’re stupid just because
We’re free to be what we wanna be
And smart we never was
Let’s get stupid!
Stupid is as stupid does
We’re stupid just because
We’re free to be what we wanna be
And smart we never was

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Davis
Davis
5 years ago

Dolly Style “Hello Hi”?????

mawnck
mawnck
5 years ago

“They are exactly the same with Avril Lavigne,Rihanna,Keisha,Lady Gaga,Madonna etc.”

Yeah …. ?

Mario I Am Summer ~ My Summer Vision of Gay Love Summer Lovers
Mario I Am Summer ~ My Summer Vision of Gay Love Summer Lovers
5 years ago

@ Well her being 32 still makes her really young..
Im 29 years old and still feel like im teenager..
And her songs are not childish..
They are exactly the same with Avril Lavigne,Rihanna,Keisha,Lady Gaga,Madonna etc..
I could describe her music punk pop with light rock feeling..
Her songs are not immature..
So excuse me but i find your point of view (really) *stupid*..

mawnck
mawnck
5 years ago

I’m already past 30. And yes, we do, in fact, grow up. Most of us, anyway.

Gavin
Gavin
5 years ago

That’s a bit judgmental mawnck. So your gonna be giving it up when you get past 30? id give it up now mate… As for Ace, I think she has got lots more to give and I cant wait.

mawnck
mawnck
5 years ago

32 and still making children’s records. I just don’t comprehend what the appeal is. This is absolute, utter garbage.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
5 years ago

@mawnck
What is your point, mawnck? 32 year olds don’t party? If so, you need to get out more.

Great song BTW, William. Thanks. I hope we hear a lot more from Ace.

mawnck
mawnck
5 years ago

Oh give me a break. She’s 32 years old.

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

LOVE HER <3

Mario
Mario
5 years ago

@ Well Robyn… I do not think that this *stupid* song 😛 will be international hit but at least it can go somewhere in Sweden at least and get heard on the radio there & swedish bars/clubs during the summer.. 🙂 Now that Alice {the real name of Ace Wilder} has become really popular with *Busy Doin Nothin* last year the Swedes will always know her as the singer with that big hit song…Even if she is one hit wonder singer.. The actress Roseanne Barr has wisely said that once you go famous even with just ONE song or a… Read more »

Mario
Mario
5 years ago

Oh it gets really boring 4 me that so few articles are posted on WiWiBloggs now every day unfortunately..
I like to post comments so 4 me to wait for too long until i see a fresh new article is not pleasing..

Lets discuss about the hot volunteers babes we had like Benjie Benjamin & Arian <3 Oh i miss them now that Vienna's Vision is over…

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

This is such an amazing tune. It’s like the same genre as Icona Pop’s “I Love It” – a great big party track just about letting go any having a blast. I can imagine this song causing chaos in the cheap nightclubs and bars of my hometown. I hope it becomes an international hit!

Mario
Mario
5 years ago

Nice one… Reminded me of the song *Powerless* by Nelly Furtado…I was in love with that song in 2004.. *Stupid*…. Well….We all are *stupid* in a certain aspect… An idiot stupid thinks that he is smart when he is not.. A smart thinks that he is clever when he is not that intelligent as he thinks.. The most smart kid/child is stupid compared with a smart adult.. Its just relevant only.. 4 myself personally i want to believe that i am smart stupid category… I stand out among the fools but i’m inferior to the smart clever people.. But who… Read more »