It was travelling between continents -- with Loveland splitting her time between the US and UK -- where Best Ex truly found its roots. While they've managed to maintain the wistful heartbreak of previous releases, they've slapped on some fuzzed-out synths and a heavy dose of sarcasm (blame it on the chemicals in Loveland's recent addiction to Hot Cheetos or the fact that she had to fly back and forth to recording sessions with a deep, pathological fear of air travel). "Bad Love" -- Best Ex's first single in two years -- is a departure from the Loveland's previous work. It's abandoned the summery, shimmering hope of singles past and dove straight into the frigid streets of New York at night with its Doc Marten boot ankle-deep in a puddle of melted snow.
"Bad Love" is out Sept. 19 via No Sleep Records in the US and Alcopop in the UK.