NYC-based artist, blogger, and performer. A lover of thrifting, collector of Spotify playlists, and enthusiast of cheap wine.
You know that one person you can’t seem to get over? Do you remember how hard it was to let them go? Do you get unreasonably angry when you remember all the times they hurt you? I know your mind went to a specific ex-flame just now, and I hope you’re ready for the perfect track to let out that bitterness: Bad Tattoo. Written in collaboration with the all-female UK indie-folk band The Deep Blue, the Glaswegian alt-pop beauty Alex Amor sings a tale as old as time: falling out of love just as fast as falling in. Designed with a seamless blend of a lap steel guitar and ethereal harmonies, Bad Tattoo reminisces on how painfully difficult it is to let go of a lost love. Their image, like a permanent marking doomed to haunt you, never fades. What was once so beautiful and all-consuming can quickly turn into wishing you two had never met. However, though try as we might, we cannot change the past, and some people remain on our minds like, as Amor states, “one of those horrific tattoos you get in Ibiza at 3 am and regret for the rest of your life.” The intricacy of love and loss moves us as human beings. Bad Tattoo is so painfully relatable because it’s rooted in the complexities of grief and heartbreak. Instead of replaying your past, look to the future and play Bad Tattoo on full blast.