Chicago indie pop band Beach Bunny have dropped “Good Girls (Don’t Get Used),” the lead single from their new EP Blame Game.
The catchy pop punk tune arrived with a music video in which vocalist Lili Trifilio acts out immature, entitled behavior—like the brattiness she decries in her lyrics. “Stop saying, ‘It’s my bad’ / You’re acting like your deadbeat dad,” she sings. “I know, you know, you’re better than that / But you can’t respond when you react.”
“As a veteran of engaging with emotionally unavailable people, I wanted to create a sassy song that calls out players by talking down to them as if they were children, showing that poor communication skills and mind games are immature,” Trifilio explained in a statement.
“It shifts the blame to the person that was acting disrespectful, in
stead of myself. The song also hammers home the point that I know my worth; I’m not afraid to call out players on their stupid behavior, and I’m not going to tolerate being thrown around emotionally.”
Blame Game is the band’s follow-up to their debut album Honeymoon, which arrived in February and featured the songs “Cloud 9” and “Dream Boy.” In the time between Beach Bunny’s two releases, Trifilio has kept busy by launching her own solo project, Tiger Lili. The new venture affords the singer a new outlet for songs that don’t fit Beach Bunny’s developing indie pop punk sound.
Blame Game will arrive on January 15. Watch the video for “Good Girls (Don’t Get Used)” here: