Tessa Violet

Album Review: Bad Ideas by Tessa Violet (7/10)


"Because Tessa Violet gets how crushing it can all be, and she makes sense of even the worst ideas."


“Lovesick” doesn’t even begin to describe Tessa Violet in her new album, Bad Ideas. This collection gives us all the messy bits of falling for someone—whether it be a friend you’ve known forever or a stranger you made prolonged eye contact with in the supermarket once (see: hit single “Crush”). Title track “Bad Ideas,” brutally honest “Games” and exhaustingly relatable “Bored” are pumping with road trip scream-sung self-awareness. Then, “Words Ain’t Enough” slows and strips down the moody, unrequited and harmful obsession. Yet, they all resonate. Because Tessa Violet gets how crushing it can all be, and she makes sense of even the worst ideas.

Listen to Bad Ideas here:

Rating: 7/10

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Producer: Seth Earnest

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