Admit it. We all love movies and books with the classic “bad for you” love trope – that person who is terrible for our protagonist, but we can’t get enough. These songs would be the perfect backdrop to the films where we might find ourselves rooting for that toxic love interest… even when we know we shouldn’t.
Haiden, Daisy Grenade, and Bimini do a fantastic job bringing relatable humanity to the sad, lonely, and gut-wrenching loves. Honestly, with bops like these – if a love like this is wrong, we don’t wanna be right.
It didn’t feel right to talk about the more complicated and vulnerable sides of myself on this project without having at least one song that was bitter and angry.
‘Pretty Little Addict’ – Haiden
Love is always a gamble. That’s why it seems fitting the video for ‘Pretty Little Addict’ kicks off at a high-stakes poker game that inevitably goes wrong. All about the feeling of being played for your attention, Haiden uses addiction as an artful metaphor for the hurt that can come with a selfish lover. With the right combination of mystery, vulnerability, and sultry, ‘Pretty Little Addict’ is the perfect pop cocktail.
You can click here to stream ‘Pretty Little Addict’ right now and get ready for Haiden’s sophomore EP, Choke On My Heart, out on August 18th!
‘Got It Bad’ – Daisy Grenade
When it’s good, it’s good, and when it’s bad, it’s bad. Right? Isn’t that how it always seems to go? Daisy Grenade can relate. This one is for the person who continuously does us wrong, but we can’t leave. We’re crying on the floor, and our hair’s a mess. What can we say? We’ve ‘Got It Bad!’ We wish we could make toxic look as good as Daisy Grenade does!
‘When The Party Ends’ is a dark and brooding electronic pop dance song about an attraction to someone that fails to fade even after a break-up.
‘When The Party Ends’ – Bimini
An electro-pop explosion, ‘When The Party Ends’ brings the party from start to finish! Pairing glitz and glamor with lyrics like, “It’s going to take time ’till the pain and the heartache is gone,” Bimini brings a new light to losing someone who made you happy. You might play a game of pretend… pretending you’re okay or maybe even pretending things are back to “normal,” but at the of the day, everything comes to an end, and nothing will be the same. Click here to stream ‘When The Party Ends’ now!
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