“Some people just don’t have very good luck when it comes to love. Los Angeles-based pop artist iamBADDLUCK is one of them, but instead of lamenting her unfortunate romantic karma, she owns it,” Popcrush‘s Erica Russell wrote on Thursday. “The witchy singer-songwriter—whose stage name was born of a desire to find catharsis over her bad dating habits—may be hexed when it comes to her love life, but at least her misfortune makes for some seriously bewitching pop.
“Sweeping, melodic and just a pinch creepy, (her) heartbreaking electropop requiem chronicles the artist’s aching desperation for a previous love that has since crumbled to dust, even as she enters into a lukewarm new relationship.”
The pop music tastemaker premiered the new track yesterday, debuting iamBADDLUCK’s brooding, sophomore single, “Nothing Compares”— a follow-up to last year’s #1 Hype Machine charting breakout, “Oath.”
“My music is a personal invitation for everyone to see the absolute shit show that is my love life,” the singer, who recently signed to iconic Cherrytree Management and has written for artists like Cher Lloyd, told Popcrush. “I was going through a breakup when I wrote this single. ‘Nothing Compares’ came from a moment in a past relationship where I wondered if I would ever love this person the way I did my first love.”