Bad Atoms releases the second single and video from his forthcoming album ‘Tell Your Friends’. ‘Artificial Sweetener’, released just in time for Halloween, feels like a traditional break up song, except for the fact that neither party was committed to each other in the first place.
The story of Bad Atoms begins with Felix Davis breaking up with his long-term girlfriend, moving into a new flat and locking himself away to write music. When he emerged he’d written a heartfelt record, full of vulnerability and regret, but also optimism. Previous single ‘Kilogrammes’, a track about how anything can be measured, including happiness was released in September.
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Holding true to a strict DIY ethic, all the songs on ‘Tell Your Friends’ were recorded in Felix’s bedroom studio. Vocals and acoustic guitars were recorded at unsociable hours in the shower of his shared bathroom. Listen carefully and you’ll hear his housemates walking up and down the stairs during some of the quieter moments.
With a desire to record an album to coax tears from punks and hippies alike, the debut album ‘Tell Your Friends’ is a completely self-produced project with Felix mastering the record and playing every recorded instrument himself.