When you’re in your feelings, going through it, you almost want the rest of the world to be sad with you. There’s no need for a good time, no need to put on a brave face. Still, life around you continues on, and it eventually wins. There is a point when being sad is no longer relevant anymore – or a good look.
On “If I’m Gunna Be Sad (I Might As Well Look Hot Doing It),” emerging pop artist Rachel Bochner gives us an exciting breakup banger. There is a fire ablaze on this track, prompting listeners to start a fire within themselves. The punchy beats, moody vocals, and edgy lyrics are enough to cast the blues away, especially when mixed with Rachel’s playful attitude. With a teasing spirit, she sings, “Think I wanna start a fight / Something wrong might make it right” and “I’m not gonna lie / I look so pretty when I cry / So put some glitter on these eyes,” ready to get over her breakup for good. You can check it out below.
About the process of creating “If I’m Gunna Be Sad (I Might As Well Look Hot Doing It),” Rachel explains,
“When I showed up at Tiger [Darrow]’s studio that day we wrote the single, all I knew is that I wanted to make a song we could strut to. We started off writing something that embodied more of an IDGAF attitude, but after a while, we realized it just didn’t feel super authentic. There was a moment when we were working on it when we realized, ‘Okay, maybe we do kind of give a f*ck… But if we’re going to be sad, we might as well look hot doing it.’”
“If I’m Gunna Be Sad (I Might As Well Look Hot Doing It)” is one of the tracks that will be on Rachel’s upcoming EP, due out this summer. Along with previous release “Sucker Punch,” the track sets the tone for the EP, which is all about having those serious moments, letting them out, and celebrating the release of emotions. This was one of the goals for the project, as Rachel wanted to give fans something that would help them process, cope, and come out stronger on the other side.
You can listen to both singles on platforms like Apple Music, SoundCloud, and Spotify.