Daily Spinn: TIOGA Has Been Thinking ‘Bad Things’
TIOGA’s new single, “Bad Things,” came out of a Talking Heads cover session. That influence is apparent on the track, and acknowledged by the band, who likened the single to if “David Byrne decided to hop in a spaceship and make a record that tackles simultaneously wanting to be alone, but not being able to deal with the solitude of one’s thoughts.”
Indeed, there’s an eerie, goth-pop ambiance to the new track — one that lends itself to the creep of one’s darkest thoughts in moments of loneliness. Brooding synths and a bubbly bass groove drive “Bad Things” forward, as lead vocalist Greg Adams finds himself caught in the crosshairs of two different shades of anxiety: the anti-social kind, which make us want to turn away from social situations, and the uneasiness of being alone in a less-than-optimal mental state.
“I complain about the crowd, but I don’t know what to do when I’m alone.”
“Don’t stop talking to me.-Lyrical excerpts from TIOGA’s “Bad Things”
I don’t know what the silence brings.
I’ve been thinking Bad Things.”
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