‘Bad things’ by Norwegian electronic artist and producer Maud is the sophomore single teasing her 2021 album.
Dark, haunting and dirty, ‘Bad things’ hits you immediately with its gritty bass. With late-night club/early morning vibes, the clean cut, layered vocals are a light touch against the heavy instrumentation, adding to the unpredictable twists and turns. The single’s strong pop chorus hook, shuffling drums and edgy production, drag you into the electronic atmosphere with ease and make this a brilliant track for any electro pop playlist.
Maud says, “the track explores a sense of lack of belonging, and a growing feeling of hopelessness”. Despite being written almost a year ago, before COVID struck the world, Maud highlights how ‘Bad Things’ may resonate now more than ever with an overwhelming feeling of “disconnection from the world”.
Reflecting on our current climate, Maud reminds us that “we just have to remember that we’re in this together and that the pandemic isn’t going to last forever. I hope people can relate to this song, knowing they’re not alone in feeling sad or anxious right now”.