Asia Kyreé New Release Bad Guy EP
Asia Kyreé has captivated us with her EP “Bad Guy,” that lures us in with strong lyrics like, “you want me to be the bad guy so damn bad, if that what helps you sleep at night baby I will make that bed.” This EP tells the story of the struggle between who you are and who people say you are. We were drawn in immediately when we realized “Bad Guy,” wasn’t the title she gave herself but what someone else labeled her to be; a twist we didn’t see coming. This EP is making us moody and were utterly obsessed with the self empowerment it embodies. As the album artwork portrays there is a balance of light and dark in “Bad Guy,” where Kyreé ends with finding who she knows she is with no regard to any other opinions. This EP is incredibly self aware and is a beautiful reflection of growth through relationships and self image.
THE HONEY: WHAT IS THE STORY/MESSAGE WITH YOUR EP? WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION?
ASIA: “It’s a story of a girl at war with herself who has struggled with opinions from others about who she is. This project highlights the ups and downs of love. It’s about accepting these labels that people have constantly forced on you. It’s about embracing what is reality and understanding that the label given isn’t always the truth.
The bad guy in this story is actually the hero. She is painted as a villain for being her true self with raw lyrics that paint a vivid picture about life and love. Bad Guy starts off dark, alternative, and heavy. As you continue to listen you’ll hear the tracks pick up in tempo and vocals become more tuned. You will hear the liberation and acceptance in Asia’s voice and then on to the soft and lighter love songs where she ends the project.
From the cover art to the tracklist everything is done with intent. The cover gracefully places the mural, Salon d’Hercule, from the Palace of Versailles in the back representing Asia Kyreé’s new beginnings and acceptance. The tracklist features French numbers to introduce the titles. This EP captures attention before the music is even heard.”
THE HONEY: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LYRIC OF THE EP? BREAK IT DOWN FOR US!
ASIA: “In the song called ‘Overdose,’ my deepest song on the EP really, I would say my favorite bar is: ‘they try to take my freedom from me, well give it up honey, I love fun I was born for this game.’ It really is about how the system is so messed up in this world. Basically black trauma is what puts us at odds with that system and we have to ‘get it how we live’ by any means. Black people major in making something from nothing even if it’s against a law, so our freedom is at risk meanwhile we are just trying to make it. You can’t break us.”
THE HONEY: ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE ABOUT THIS SONG?
ASIA: “Honestly. This is my first project so this is my baby. I thought of my brother while making every song, this was his dream for me before it was my own. He’s no longer with us but he’s with us when we listen to this EP.. jamming to every song with us.”
You can listen to “Bad Guy,” here.