Normally when you hear the term “bad habit” it usually evokes a negative connotation. There are certain bad habits though that can be guilty pleasures and kind of fun to indulge in. Pretty Awkward unveil their single “Bad Habit” all about hanging out with someone just for fun and creating a new ‘bad habit’. With a spirited, punchy rhythm and infectious pop vocal, it is easy for listeners to be sucked into this highly addictive offering. He passionately sings, “let’s get out of here and drive with the top down/ got the radio playing something like no doubt.” Those lyrics instantly provide those feel-good vibes.
The accompanying quirky visuals are just as compelling. The release displays a relationship between a ghost and the grim reaper. It is an unlikely partnership, but really drives the tune’s message home. Sometimes two people that seem bad for each other can be the perfect pairing. From bowling to riding off on a scooter, the two are just having a great time. That carefree energy matches the song’s upbeat, cheerful feel.
The Seattle group consists of Austin Held (lead vocalist, guitar, piano) Nicholas Wiggins (bass), Jake Jones (background vocals) and Damien Ward (drums). Reminiscent of acts like Owl City and Blink-182, the foursome is known for their catchy alternative music that feels so comforting and nostalgic. This latest single oozes with that same familiarity.