There are certain phrases that I know I will get shit for, but that feels very right for me. I sing, for example, ‘he hit me and it felt like a kiss,’ a feeling I love. You know when you think it’s love, but it’s so passionate that it becomes aggressive. It is an attractive quality to me. In a world where everyone is bored, I like people with emotion.
It’s not an obvious single [choice]. It has a sexy drive in the chorus but a slow verse. A drug-like swing. And I liked the lyric
‘down on the west coast they got a saying, if you’re not drinking then you’re not playing’. It’s about the energy in Californina which has become a huge inspiration for me.