Ashlee Simpson turned out an unexpected Halloween treat this evening (October 31) when she premiered a teaser of her new video and single, the oh-so-spooky “Bat For A Heart.” As announced on her newly revamped official website, the song will be released with an accompanying video on November 21.
As for the song, it’s weird and shadowy, evoking — among other things — Kavinsky‘s “Nightcall” from the Drive soundtrack, with squelchy synths and thudding bass. “I’m gonna bang bang, fuck you up / Twist you out inside of my head,” she sings over the eerie track. Simpson has never been a trailblazer, musically, but when it comes to following and refining sonic trends, she’s the best in the business — and “Bat For A Heart” promises to be a worthy entrant in the canon of dark, moody pop that currently dominates the airwaves. Listen up top.