Turning alt-pop upside down with a sharp voice and an even sharper pen, critically acclaimed trailblazer UPSAHL unleashes a grungey breakup anthem entitled “Dou***bag,” out today via RCA Records UK. She also unveils a hilarious accompanying music video.
Right out of the gate, UPSAHL’s vocals curl around a humming guitar riff. Just as she nods to all of our favorite nineties rock queens, the track dips in and out of a bass-y bounce as she leans into the hook, “You’re a dou***bag, and I can prove that.” Of course, she observes, “I was the Courtney to your Kurt Cobain,” before adding, “I wanted us to end up as friends, but you fucked it all up.” Directed by her frequent collaborator, George Gallardo Kattah, the visual reflects all of these feels. After she deals with a cheater by introducing him to the end of her boot, she kicks more ass in her own Street Fighter-style arcade game before shutting down a bevy of “dou***bags” at a diner. Replete with throwback alternative vibes, femme fatale charm, and her signature unfiltered lyricism, “Douchebag” is everything we’ve come to expect from her and so much more.
Most importantly, it heralds the arrival of her anxiously awaited full-length debut album due out this fall.