O’Brien describes the defiant pop-rock anthem as a rejection of males who give combined indicators and string girls together with no regard for his or her emotions. “I’m so uninterested in guys telling me they wish to preserve me round as a good friend simply to allow them to really feel higher about being an asshole,” she writes on Genius. “Or possibly they wish to preserve me on the hook simply in case they modify their thoughts. I refuse to stay round for somebody who thinks of me as simply an possibility.”
“I do not want no extra mates / I already obtained too many,” each artists sing in the course of the refrain. Sykes chimes in with morbidly humorous traces comparable to “The scent of your fragrance / It makes me wanna slit my throat.”
The 21-year-old O’Brien first rose to prominence in 2016 after she appeared on singer and rapper Gnash’s single “I Hate U, I Love U,” which peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Sizzling 100. Her 2020 single “Josslyn” turned in style on TikTok and has earned almost 100 million Spotify streams.
Convey Me The Horizon launched their most up-to-date EP, Post Human: Survival Horror, final October. The metallic, breakdown-laden set is the primary in a collection of 4 Put up Human installments, which Sykes says will produce a “document for everybody.”
“The concept is for us to be as artistic as attainable,” Sykes informed Minneapolis radio station 93X again in April. “We have these 4 data now — clearly Put up Human: Survival Horror being the primary one — the place every document might be so completely different that no matter we really feel like doing, we are able to do it. And there is gonna be a document for everybody. … We have performed a lot shit over our profession that we’ve our sound, however we are able to go wherever with it.”
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