Alison Wonderland has returned with her first new song of the year, releasing “Bad Things” this morning.
Premiering on triple j’s Good Nights program overnight, the single’s release was originally teased by Alison Wonderland on social media earlier this week. However, it’s a track that’s been on the wishlists of fans for quite some time, with “Bad Things” appearing in an Instagram Live broadcast back in March, and also as the closing track for her Lollapalooza livestream session in early August.
A slow-burning cut that begins with powerful vocals, before an explosive beat drop brings with a kaleidoscopic array of electronic sounds, the tune is an example of what has made Alison Wonderland one of the most in-demand Australian musicians in recent years. In a statement released alongside the track, the producer describes the song as focusing on “confronting your demons and dealing with them.”
The track also comes accompanied by a new music video, directed by Peter Don and produced by Satien Mehta, which was filmed on location at an eerie rustic ranch in Santa Clarita and continues the themes explored by the song itself.
The new single serves as the first piece of solo music from Alison Wonderland this year, with the tracks “Lost My Mind”, “Peace”, and “Time” all appearing in 2019 following the release of her second studio album, Awake.
Though further details are still to arrive, “Bad Things” serves as the first taste of Alison Wonderland’s forthcoming third album, which has a planned release date of 2021.
Meanwhile, “Bad Things” also arrives over a week on from what was supposed to be her second annual Temple of Wonderland event, which was set to take place at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado following an impressive debut performance last year.
Alison Wonderland’s “Bad Things” is officially out now via EMI Recorded Music Australia.