Batrider – ‘Ha Ha’
I love Batrider. I know Jonny over at Polaroids of Androids has been anticipating this record probably more than I but it’s finally arrived so yay for that. Cue party music. You can check out the first single off the album over at POA, so I figured I’d throw up something different.
After a handful of listens, ‘Ha Ha’ stands out as my favourite. It contrasts verses of abrasive guitar and vocals dripping with contempt against a sweet, double-tracked refrain lamenting her place as a third wheel. The way she bitterly laughs at herself as she pines for another is crushing but effective. “Stick with me if you want to drown / Ha Ha!”… that’s some self-hate right there. Ouch. Also, the song just sounds rad. The clanging, raw guitar work is ace. Love it. Awaiting an undoubtedly glowing review for the album, Jonny.