Addison Grace Announces New EP “Things That Are Bad For Me”, Shares New Song “Pretty Girl”
- Salt Lake City-based singer-songwriter Addison Grace announced their sophomore EP “Things That Are Bad For Me” would be released on November 11, 2022.
The EP is the follow up to the 2022 debut EP “Immaturing”, which was released back in May.
From the EP, they unveiled a new song “Pretty Girl” along with a music video on October 7, 2022.
The track was written by Charli Adams, Addison Douglas, and Andy Seltzer who also produced it.
Addison Grace said of the song, “'Pretty Girl' is a journey about loving someone who you know will never see you as 'you.' It's the struggle of them being 'perfect'-they're exactly who and what you want but also knowing it can never be because they'll never love or accept who you really are. It's accepting that fact for the sake of your own self preservation.”
The accompanying video was directed by Sydney Ostrander. With the video, Addison Grace shares they set out to, “emphasize the message of self-preservation and happiness-choosing yourself over loving someone who can't. We shot on film to create that 'memory' feel and it shows me 'saving' a snail from a pink dollhouse and building it a home in the garden instead. I think art is always up to the viewer to decide what it means but I will say the underlying queer message was very intentional.”
- Addison Grace said of the new EP, "It's a journey of self indulgence and depreciation, jealousy, pain, and acceptance. I'd always had a hard time with comparison and self acceptance and that started to show in my songwriting. I was indulging in such awful feelings. Now I feel each song tells its own story and spirals into different reasons of why I was struggling up until the last song, 'If Nobody Likes U,' where you can hear I was finally learning self-acceptance."
They continued, "While the 'Immaturing' EP was my journey of growing up, discovering myself, and transitioning, 'Things That Are Bad for Me' is the journey of not only learning to live with yourself but also learning to feel those difficult, gross emotions and be able to accept them."
Photo by Julia Koza
- source : Apple Music