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"Bad at Love" is a song by American electropop artist Halsey featured on her second studio album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. "Bad at Love" has been announced by Halsey on her Twitter account as the second single of the album.[1] It impacted the pop radio on August 22.[2]

It peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Gold by RIAA.

Background

On the track, "Bad at Love", Halsey goes through a list of her different lovers and what went wrong in their relationship. With each one, she thought they were “the one” and could “fix her,” but it went wrong for various reasons. From her history of dating, she concludes that she is ‘bad at love’.

Her list of lovers include both men and women indicating at her bisexuality, which is a running theme throughout the album.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Got a boy back home in Michigan
And it tastes like Jack when I'm kissing him
So I told him that I never really liked his friends
Now he's gone and he's calling me a bitch again
It's a guy that lives in a garden state
And he told me we don't make it 'til we graduate
So I told him the music would be worth the wait
But he wants me in the kitchen on a dinner plate

[Pre-Chorus]
I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe
That we're meant to be
But jealousy, jealousy, jealousy, jealousy
Gets the best of me
Look, I don't mean to frustrate, but I
Always make the same mistakes, yeah
Always make the same mistakes 'cause

[Chorus]
I'm bad at love (ooh-ooh)
But you can't blame me for tryin'
You know I'd be lyin' sayin'
You were the one (ooh-ooh)
That could finally fix me
Lookin' at my history
I'm bad at love

[Verse 2]
Got a girl with California eyes
And I thought that she could really be the one this time
But I never got the chance to make her mine
Because she fell in love with little thin white lines
London girl with an attitude
We never told no one but we look so cute
Both got way better things to do
But I always think about it when I'm riding through

[Pre-Chorus]
I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe
That I'm in too deep
But jealousy, jealousy, jealousy, jealousy
Gets the best of me
Look, I don't mean to frustrate, but I
Always make the same mistakes, yeah
Always make the same mistakes 'cause

[Chorus]
I'm bad at love (ooh-ooh)
But you can't blame me for tryin'
You know I'd be lyin' sayin'
You were the one (ooh-ooh)
That could finally fix me
Lookin' at my history
I'm bad at love
Oh, you know, you know, you know
I'm bad at love (ooh-ooh)
I'm bad at love (ooh-ooh)
I'm bad at love (ooh-ooh)

[Bridge]
I know that you're afraid
I'm gonna walk away
Each time the feeling fades
Each time the feeling fades
I know that you're afraid
I'm gonna walk away
Each time the feeling fades

[Chorus]
You know I'm bad at love (ooh-ooh)
But you can't blame me for tryin'
You know I'd be lyin' sayin'
You were the one (ooh-ooh)
That could finally fix me
Lookin' at my history
I'm bad at love (ooh-ooh)
Oh, you know, you know, you know
I'm bad at love (ooh-ooh)
I'm bad at love (ooh-ooh)
Oh, oh

Videos

Music Video

Music Video Information
Halsey - Bad At Love

Halsey - Bad At Love

Released August 30, 2017
Length 3:02
Director Sing J Lee and Halsey
Producer Whitney Jackson, PJ Sodaski, Targa Sahyoun
Filmed 2017
Location Unknown
VEVO views 40+ Million views

Like the "Now or Never" music video, the music video for "Bad at Love" was directed by Halsey with Sing J Lee. The video sees Luna being hunted by the police from the incident at Orpheus Tunnel, before being helped by three girls who take her to what is presumed to be the House of Spera.[3]

Music Video Information
Halsey - Bad At Love (Angelus Cut)

Halsey - Bad At Love (Angelus Cut)

Released September 15, 2017
Length 3:45
Director Sing J Lee and Halsey
Producer Whitney Jackson, PJ Sodaski, Targa Sahyoun
Filmed 2017
Location Unknown
VEVO views 800+ Thousand views

The extended cut of the video features Solis' perspective at the start and other Angelus house members regarding Luna's whereabouts at the end.[4]

Audio

Halsey - Bad At Love (Audio)

Halsey - Bad At Love (Audio)

References

  1. https://twitter.com/halsey/status/891513593317011458
  2. https://headlineplanet.com/home/2017/08/03/halseys-bad-love-impacting-pop-radio-august-22/
  3. http://www.coupdemainmagazine.com/halsey/13189
  4. http://www.coupdemainmagazine.com/halsey/13250
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