Ashlee Simpson’s “Bat For A Heart”: Preview Her Comeback Track

Oct 31st, 2012 // 2 Comments
Ashlee Simpson Bat For A Heart Video Teaser
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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.


  1. Jay

    Well that was interesting. I’m still trying to decide if I like it or not, and I’m a huge fan. It’s certainly a huge departure from “Bittersweet World” and everything before it. I’m not too big on the chorus Maybe it will sound better in its entirety.

    I know Ashlee has a bad rap in music and in general really, but I’ve always liked her. She may not have a great voice like everyone likes to point out…but people make it seem like she’s the only person in music who can’t sing. To be honest I thought her album would go the way of many other artists who claimed to be working on an album and then just never released anything and having not really been relevant for the better part of half a decade I thought she would just eventually fall into oblivion.

    Her last album was severely underrated. “Outta My Head” was a great song that should have opened up new doors for her, but people were just so quick to write her off. I hope this album turns out to be just as good. I don’t think it will propel her into “Pieces of Me” territory but who knows.

  2. Martin

    I think she’s definitely taking risks with this new approach and it’s great that she’ll head for a different style instead of trying something completely commercial. I’ve been a fan of hers since the MTV reality show and I’m gonna be buying whatever she puts out. It’s true, she may not be the best vocalist but she has lyrics everybody can relate to and she’s a risk taker. Kudos.

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