Nightclub Love

Album: Bad Contestant (2018)
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  • Matt Maltese takes on several different personas during his Bad Contestant album. On "Nightclub Love" he's the doe-eyed smoothie who is popular with the ladies and knows it.

    I love you, and that's the way it is
    I'm gonna stop being ironic

    Asked by NME about the above lyric, Maltese replied:

    "That's me straight-up telling myself to cut the crap, which I do often. Being sarcastic is a part of me, but it is a dangerous game. Sometimes you're undermining lots of real emotions. It's like protecting things; like a bit of a shield. I needed to have a ceiling with comedy and not just treat my own emotions as a joke the whole time. I needed to be aware that I am predictable, and a cliché of the troubadour male, and acknowledge real feelings. How else can you expect anyone else to believe what you're saying?"


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