Bridgit Mendler’s “Forgot To Laugh”: Idolator Premiere

Bridgit Mendler has been busy promoting her first single “Ready Or Not” in anticipation of her upcoming debut studio album Hello My Name Is, due out October 22. That song reflects Mendler’s love of soul, as it interpolates The Delfonics‘ 1968 song “Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)”, which was memorably sampled by The Fugees in their single “Ready Or Not” back in 1996.

But today, we’re premiering a new, never-before-heard cut from the Disney star-turned-vocalist that’s pure pop, in the best way. Listen to Mendler’s new track, “Forgot To Laugh,” after the jump. (Seriously, do it — it’s amazing.)

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“Forgot To Laugh” is a shiny, guitar-driven pop-rock anthem, loaded with witty metaphors that would give Taylor Swift a run for her money. “When I read your face, it’s like a screen door / I can see right through, your heart’s a window,” Mendler sings over a lightly strummed guitar, before a skittering backbeat leads into a monster chorus.

“If you drive away, hope you get a flat tire, get stranded / if it’s goodbye today, know you’re leaving here empty-handed / ’cause I got my own life and you’re just a punchline / if you go, you’re a joke, I forgot to laugh,” she sings. The sharp songcraft is all the more impressive given that Mendler co-wrote the track herself.

Are you stoked for Bridgit to release Hello My Name Is? Let us know in the comments below, or on Twitter and Facebook!

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    hey so i

  • ILoveBridgit

    ı love you bridgit ı am very very big fan.You very very are beatiful

  • love yuh

    love you ur amazing and gorgous..

  • BridgitIsAWESOME

    It’s amazing!!!

  • CECJM

    Very good music Bridgit mendler

  • Kulsum Laeeba

    luv her! Taylor Swift you have some competition

  • Denisse Navia

    She is amazing, isn’t she?

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  • Alejandra Caicedo

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  • Person

    Cannot wait for her album to come out! i’m literly counting down the days. Seven more days left!!!!