‘So Bad’ is an allegorical ode to the music industry and the ambivalence of one night stands. This clever mixing of ideas comes to the fore when hearing Marlana sing in breathy aching tones, “I want you so bad”. The fleeting opportunity that could mean so much and, from bitter experience usually doesn’t, is captured in such tender fashion. She burns with an underlying zeal – next time is the right time, maybe.
A simple strummed guitar is joined by spacious echoing keyboards and complex rhythms pushed back deep into the mix. It all blends into a seductive and intoxicating atmosphere of lost in the moment craziness – “let’s keep it that way: one night of fun” Malana’s voice tempts with a cat-like purr. How could you possibly say no?