Disrupting pop on her own terms, rising singer-songwriter Nessa Barrett unveils a new single and music video entitled “counting crimes” today.
On the track, guitar and piano bleed into glitchy production as her vocals teeter between intimate verses and an achingly catchy refrain. Calling out a lover’s indiscretion, she confesses, “I could never love me again. I could never trust me again, if I did half of what you did, it’s enough to make me sick.” In the accompanying video directed by frequent collaborator Andrew Sandler (Machine Gun Kelly, YUNGBLUD), Nessa leads a girl gang as they pull off a heist and give off all kinds of Spring Breakers vibes in the process (complete with pink ski masks). About the song, Nessa said, “‘counting crimes’ is about moving on from something toxic with an empowering bad bitch energy. Admitting that you have made mistakes, but the other person has done worse than you and understanding who is really the bad guy in the situation.
I hope this song inspires all the other bad bitches out there!!” Recently, Nessa linked up with jxdn on “I’m Dead” as part of the Official Soundtrack for the new scripted podcast Prom In Hell, the four part horror-musical-comedy series which debuted as the #1 Apple Music Podcast in April. “I’m Dead” notably marks the second collaboration by Nessa and jxdn following their breakout hit “la di die,” produced by the legendary Travis Barker. The latter has already amassed over 134 million streams, cracked the Top 15 at alternative radio and is currently #27 at top 40 radio and rising.
The duo made their late-night television debut performance with “la di die” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and also performed on The Ellen Degeneres Show. The song has received widespread acclaim from MTV, Elite Daily, Buzzfeed Radio.com and Nylon declared, “As the last line of ‘la di die’ says: She’s gonna be a superstar.”
Get ready for more from Nessa Barrett soon.
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