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?"