Bad Skin, the Canadian grunge-punk band finds the sweet spot between sad and pissed off in their angry-melancholy new breakup single, “Completely Insane”.
Laden with wailing guitars, melodious pop harmonies, and sludgy, driving bass, “Completely Insane” starts with a woman reminding her ex (yeah, she’s gotta remind him) ‘Hey, it’s me/ The girl you say you’ll always love/ And, yeah, I know that love can hurt.’ Soon, we learn that he’s with someone else – ‘It’s so hard/ To know that you feel for her and not me.’
The song manages to perfectly replicate that all-women ’90s grunge-band sound, particularly in the chorus — and the corresponding music video uses a creative stop-motion technique of stills to show the band suspended briefly in time while performing. It’s particularly striking and effective as the band wears an array of colorful outfits against a white backdrop. At times, it is shown sitting sullenly on a bright yellow sofa, reflecting the somber mood.
Bad Skin consists of Dope (lead vox, rhythm guitarist), Caro (lead guitar), Aurély (bass), and Christine (drums).
As the group continues to lay down the singles one after the other off their sophomore release Live Fast Die Punk, they’ve recently announced a slew of 2022 dates, as well, presented by IndigoBravo Promotions.
A band raising their voice for the voiceless, talented and brazen, refusing to back down, bow down, or explain themselves, Bad Skin isn’t afraid to call it like it is or say it like it is; refusing to comply or conform.
ICYMI: We previously covered Bad Skin on their release of “Clowns for President“.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.