BAD BATH

by STUNTDRIVER

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Sultry, bombastic, genre-bending merge of post-industrial and torrid post-rock , BAD BATH takes you on a ride whilst examining adulthood, essentialism, existential angst, self-acceptance and connectivity.

Says Priess: “‘Bad Bath’ was the fourth song I wrote under the name STUNTDRIVER. Although my intention was to venture into more-electroclash musical territory with the project, I was craving the return to an uptempo-punk-like anthem. Clearly with the song, I wanted to examine habits, patterns and behavior that no longer serve us, in a campy and visceral way. This was the non-linear canvas that was presenting itself for the examination of an issue I had struggled with once I hit my 30s. Every single time my birthday rolled around, much to my own personal disappointment, I cried. On March 1st every year I, myself (and probably those dear to me) feared my day of birth. Then I hit my 40s. BAM! After years of feeling completely lame and ashamed of this behavior, I finally realized what was underneath it. I was quite simply incredibly afraid that I was not living the life / fulfilling the purpose I’d always dreamed of. Then suddenly, it just stopped. Just like that. Did I will it to do so? Perhaps. Has supposed age and wisdom brought some sort of acceptance, confidence and solidarity ? I damn hope so!

We all have our struggles. How we handle it is up to us. No matter one’s circumstances, we have all been in the same dirty 'ol bathtub at one point or another. 

With the accompanying video, I really wanted to take my loves for the abstract, the absurd, and the vivid to tell the story of the struggle within. I am a child of the late 70s-- I watched MTV all day long and was a huge fan of videos with a narrative. Eh,em…. Motley Crüe, Ozzy, Madonna!”

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“Unique and has a great energy… Nice and concise track.”
- Mix-it-all-up

“We are positive about the genre mixing properties and the dynamism in the performance!”
- Destroy-Exist

“Really like the vocals here, big crazy and unexpected. “
- Mind-Noise Network

“Performance energy was overwhelming..”
- Niche Music

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lyrics

LYRICS:
Wash,Wash, Wash it go Wash,Wash, Wash it go

Wash,Wash, Wash it go Wash, Wash
You’re late to the show

I took a bad bath It was a sad bath I took a bad bath Just kept running

We’re gonna drown We’re gonna drown We’re gonna drown Evaluate

Wash,Wash, Wash it go Wash, Wash
You’re late to the show Wash, Wash it go Wash,Wash, Wash it go

I don’t cry on my birthday no more I don’t lie on my birthday no more

I took a bad bath
It was a should bath
I want a warm bath Waves keep forming
I took a bad bath
It was a cold bath
I want some heart math Drain keeps clogging

We’re gonna drown We’re gonna drown We’re gonna drown Communicate We’re gonna drown We’re gonna drown We’re gonna drown Evaluate

I took a bad bath
It was a mad bath I took a bad bath Just kept burning I took a bad bath
It was a nice bath / Sponge me down

Wash,Wash, Wash it go Wash,Wash, Wash it go

Nothing really matters Compare and Despair You know it’s not perfect So why do you care
I don’t cry on my birthday no more Aaaaaahhhhh!

Wash,Wash, Wash it go Wash,Wash, Wash it go

We’re gonna drown We’re gonna drown We’re gonna drown Evacuate

We’re gonna drown We’re gonna drown Help me plse
We’re gonna drown
We’re gonna drown Follow me
We’re gonna drown We’re gonna drown Don’t cry
We’re gonna drown We’re gonna drown It’s all a lie

I took a bad bath

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credits

released December 5, 2018
Written & Arranged by Kym Priess
Engineered & Mixed by Anton Söder & John Avila
Produced by Kym Priess, Anton Söder & John Avila
Additional Bass Engineering by Zach Summerill
Mastered by Mark Chalecki / Little Red Book Mastering

Vocals - Kym Priess
Drum Programming - Anton Söder
Live Drums - Jimmy Lucido
Bass - Kym Priess, John Avila
Synths - Kym Priess, Anton Söder
Guitars - Kym Priess, Anton Söder, Ryan James
Backing Vocals - John Avila

Photo: M-Castro

Tremendous Lurve to Family & Friends
c. 2018 STUNTDRIVER
www.stuntdrivermusic.com

Recorded at The Hobby Shop & Brando’s Paradise

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STUNTDRIVER Los Angeles, California

STUNTDRIVER is a torrid post-rock phenomenon combining industrial, electro, punk and dance elements into a bombastic, yet connected, existential mix.  No one live show is the same. The sleek vehicle is driven by performance artist/music-maker Kym Priess. Performing  alongside her are former Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila, Anton Söder, Nightmare Air’s Jimmy Lucido and Ryan James. LP out 2020. ... more

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