- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:51PM
Co-written with Matthew Young and Grammy-nominated producer Leroy Clampitt (Justin Bieber), SUCKA is an anti-love song that sees the 18-year old putting herself in the shoes of a friend stuck in an unhealthy infatuation.
“It’s a spin on the sugary-sweet love tune” she explains, “It’s about the aching push and pull addiction of returning to someone who is toxic and controlling. The hardest part is the fact you know that you’re being absolutely played, but because of their familiarity and charm, you keep locked in for more.
“For a season, you’re stuck thinking his bad parts aren’t 'that bad' and his mistakes are just something else to overlook and your tears are just weakness. It's all part of this ‘love', right? No relationship is ‘perfect’.
“But truth is…no, this guy is bad for me. He doesn't love me like I should. He doesn’t give me the respect and love I deserve and I know deep down, all of this. but oh...I’m running back and I’ll keep on running back into his arms...I’m a sucker for him and he’s a sucker for me.”
The colourful video for SUCKA is directed by Sam Kristofski, the genius visualizer behind videos for Pond, Oppossum, The Phoenix Foundation, Bic Runga and Fazerdaze and is shot on a variety of retro cameras and analogue film formats.
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