Bad Bad Hats stand up for themselves on ‘Write It On Your Heart’


Minneapolis indie-pop outfit Bad Bad Hats have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album, Lightning Round, due August 3 via Afternoon Records.

The LP’s lead single, “Write It On Your Heart,” is described in the press notes as “a rebellious and reflective song about the end of a relationship, where the ender of the relationship wants it both ways: They want to leave you for someone else, but they want your blessing too.”

Frontwoman and lyricist Kerry Alexander elaborates: “I haven’t always stood up for myself in situations like this. So this song is an ode to the version of me that does.”

The tune instantly invokes nostalgic thoughts of ’90s alt-rock radio, particularly the opening salvo which features Alexander singing over a single guitar and simple progession before the drums and synths kick in. Alexander’s influences are clear with subtle nods to songstresses such as Liz Phair and Alanis Morissette in the songwriting.

Bad Bad Hats are touring ahead of Lightning Round’s release, and will undoubtedly be previewing some new songs at The Sinclair in Cambridge on June 22.

Featured image by Zoe Prinds-Flash.