Dove Cameron Launches Pop Career With “Bloodshot” & “Waste”
Dove Cameron is one of Young Hollywood’s most promising multi-hyphenates. After finding fame via Disney’s Descendants franchise and Liv and Maddie TV series, the 23-year-old has been taking on more commanding acting jobs and spreading her musical wings. She gave us a taste of her artist project with a couple of dreamy covers (her versions of Coldplay’s “Hymn For The Weekend” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Slow Burn” are well worth checking out) and now launches in earnest via Disruptor/Columbia Records.
The budding pop star comes out swinging with dual singles, which showcase her alt-leaning approach to pop. “Bloodshot” finds Dove really going through it as she struggles with the aftermath of a breakup. “I haven’t been sleeping, just stare at the fan all night,” she laments over woozy synths. “Got tired of dreaming, running into you all the time.” That takes us to the decidedly emo chorus. “My friends say I’m losing my mind and my parents check in all the time, but it’s harder to see you’re not mine with my bloodshot eyes.”
“Waste,” on the other hand, finds Dove in the throws of initial attraction. “Now I’m here in your room hitting snooze, on the side of your bed,” she coos. “I should’ve known it the day we met, that shit is worse than a hit and run.” Ultimately, the triple threat gives in to the rush of emotion. “I wanna waste all my love on you.” Co-written with Delacey and Jonas Jeberg, “Waste” is my favorite. But they are both good. Check out Dove’s first official pop releases below.
Listen to “Bloodshot”:
Watch the “Waste” video: