Back in April, Bad Cop/Bad Cop announced their new record The Ride with the single “Simple Girl,” and obviously a lot has happened since then—much of it regarding actual Bad Cops. But for BC/BC, the past month and change has seen the release of a second single from the album, a (virtual) opening slot for Jello Biafra, and the announcement of tentative European tour dates with Less Than Jake for the fall.
Today the band is sharing a quarantine-confined video to supplement “Simple Girl,” seeing the band perform the track while in isolation with the help of dozens of women singing along. “The video for ‘Simple Girl’ has got so much heart, I literally well up with tears every time I watch it,” shares the group’s vocalist/guitarist Stacey Dee. “I‘m so grateful to all the powerful women who told their stories with us. What a true testament to the song!”
Adds the group’s other vocalist/guitarist Jennie Cotterill, “Somewhere between Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ and Meredith Brooks’ ‘Bitch,’ Stacey’s distinctive voice, delivery, and honesty are a new take on a powerful message: I’m complicated. I’m human. I refuse to feel ashamed or a need to change myself in order to be loved. I love myself for all that I am. This is a song that I needed to hear and am so honored to play.”
The Ride is out June 19 via Fat Wreck—pre-order it here.