Today, Capitol Records released “Bad Tattoo,” a new song from Lola Young. The track, which received its first spin on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, finds the 20-year-old artist composed and in command as she describes the complexities of recovering from a toxic relationship, certifying herself as a storyteller with range, emotion and prowess beyond her years. “Bad Tattoo” was produced by manuka. with additional production by Rob Milton. Download / stream “Bad Tattoo” HERE.

The accompanying performance video displays Young at her most authentic, with an utterly impressive vocal delivery, accompanied simply by piano. The clip was filmed at The Church Studio, where she has been working on new music over the past year. View HERE.

“‘Bad Tattoo’ is a song I wrote about falling in love and not knowing whether it’s going to last, young love can be real hard sometimes,” explains Lola Young. “However, I’ve recently realized the beauty in the temporary nature of love, the fact that it can come and go. It can leave you feeling the worst you could ever feel yet it can be the most beautiful thing in the world. ‘Bad Tattoo’ talks about the permanence of relationships, not necessarily lasting but the lasting effect it has on a person, the understanding and learning you must go through when experiencing life with someone and finally coming to peace with the fact that it can leave you scarred like a real bad fucking tattoo.”

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