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Sad13 unveils new cut "Oops...!"

05 August 2020, 12:22 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis is back with a new Sad13 single "Oops...!", a second glimpse of her forthcoming LP Haunted Painting.

"Oops...!" is the second outing from Haunted Painting, arriving after last month's lead single "Ghost (of a Good Time)".

Dupuis says of her new single, "We recorded "Oops...!" at New Monkey, which was Elliott Smith’s studio. This one has a magic drum sound - thanks entirely to engineer Sarah Tudzin (of Illuminati Hotties notoriety), and Zoë Brecher's impeccable playing. Just before writing it, on tour with CHVRCHES, a venue employee became physically and verbally violent with one of my Speedy Ortiz bandmates. He directed his fake apology at me instead of the person he harmed, presumably because I am smaller and present feminine. My vengeance complex kicked in and I got a scary adrenaline high making sure this unsafe person was removed from the show. While I'm glad I have protective instincts, I wrote the song to process ways in which I've used people's assumptions about me and my body to wield my own version of toxic masculinity."

She adds of the video, "Kimber-Lee Alston, who directed remotely via Zoom, turned this story and song into an allegory about a 1950s prom queen vampire who lures in her bad boy victims with delicious, blood-filled treats."

Haunted Painting will be Dupuis' first Sad13 album in four years, after 2016's debut LP Slugger.

Dupuis says of her second Sad13 album, "I worked on Haunted Painting throughout 2019, writing, arranging and recording from home, then finishing the songs in studios around the country in between Speedy's fly-in dates. It's maximalist, and more true to me and my tastes than any record I've done."

"Oops...!" is out now. Sad13's Haunted Painting album arrives 25 September via Wax Nine, and is available to pre-order now.
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