Magdalena Bay‘s new single, “Oh Hell,” is out now on Luminelle.
After making us dance and hum over the last twelve months with their pop bangers, DIY videos, mash-ups, and mini mixtape, Los Angeles duo Magdalena Bay have decided that, no, our bodies don’t deserve a break yet. Today, the pair have indeed shared a trap-tinged and Purity Ring-esque new single. Although it’s titled “Oh Hell”, the atmospheric track doesn’t deal with the world’s current apocalyptic state, but with toxic relationships. “[It] is about young love and how misguided it can be,” says the band’s singer-songwriter Mica Tenenbaum. “My first relationship experiences growing up were super toxic, but I went along with them because of a vague notion that love is supposed to be dark and complicated. We wrote quite creepy and dark lyrics that work against the light, dreamy airiness of the song.”