‘Feast’ your ears on bludnymph’s latest offering “Lights Out.” The dark track is a knock out follow up to her previous singles “Mozart” and “Push It” from the Fast & Furious Drift Tape.
Showcasing her self-coined “spooky, yet magical” genre-bending dark rap, the single’s haunting hook and a bewitching beat mount to a chorus that unleashes the pent of frustration of a creature scorned.
We chatted with the TikTok favorite about the new single, the spooky video, and more!
What inspired your new single “Lights Out”?
I think art in any and all forms is the best way to channel negative feelings we all tend to get sometimes(or a lot of times, life can be hard). Its not good to bottle things up, and I’ve struggled a lot with repressing those not so nice feelings, so “Lights Out” is me letting them out in full force, no holding back and not feeling guilty about it.
You wrote this song with Cirkut and FAANGS. How did you get connected and what was it like collaborating with them?
Faangs was the first girl I got to work with out in LA and I loved her immediately. She is on a whole other level lyrically and vocally, and she connected with me and understood me and my art right away. I got really lucky and at the end of my first trip I got the opportunity to record with Cirkut! I was asked which writer I wanted to bring with me so obviously I chose Faangs(bludfaangs4ever). I didn’t really know what to expect but Henry was so sweet and welcoming, not to mention a musical magician. We are all Canadian so the three of us bonded instantly. Being so new to this industry can make me feel a little nervous and have me second guessing myself sometimes, but they have both taught me so much and really built up my confidence and for that I am forever grateful. Now I truly consider them my good friends, they accept me and appreciate me for who I am and make me feel so comfortable being myself. Any time I am lucky enough to have a session with them I get so excited for the incredible music we create together and just the chance to spend time with them. I am so thankful for #TimBeatz(that’s what we call ourselves hahaha).
In a press release, you noted that music has given you an outlet so you can set boundaries in your personal life. What did you learn about yourself or about setting boundaries through writing this song?
I’ve learned that being upset when someone has wronged me doesn’t make me a bad person, it just makes me human.
On Instagram, you asked fans what their favorite lyric to “Lights Out” was. What is your favorite lyric?
“Please take my mugshot for reference” is so fun to me.
How did you come up with the concept for the music video and what was it like to film it?
I’ve been working on a comic for a long time, and one of the main characters is a shadow person called “Gloom.” My people have been very supportive of all my artistic endeavors so we decided to bring Gloom to life with my Ghouls! I’ve always been obsessed with Marie Antoinette and Versailles, so it really spoke to my heart that we found a place with that energy to film at. I’ve only ever shot a couple DIY music videos with friends, so this was my very first professional video with a whole team of people and it was so exciting. I love performing and dressing up and I used to dance when I was younger, so I really felt in my element. Lights Out was actually recorded just 2 weeks before we shot the video. We shot two videos in one day and I flew home to Canada the next morning. It was a lot but I loved every part of it.
If you could set fans up in the perfect environment to listen to the single, what do you imagine it looking like?
I think blasting “Lights Out” in one of those rage room things would be so sick, preferably with some red lighting and the video projecting on the wall. Smashing and stomping and breaking shit while belting the lyrics just feels right.
Your song “Press It” was featured on the Fast and Furious Drift Tape. What was that like?
I recorded like 8 million songs on phonk beats for that tape. It was the last day before the cutoff and I honestly didn’t think I was gonna make it on, but then I did “Press It” and they chose it! Such a cool moment in my career and I kept joking that Vin Diesel himself picked it, I hope he listens to it.
What can fans look forward to next?
Being taken on more journeys in my magical world. I have so much music to share with everyone and I can’t wait to make so much more. I’m super excited to do more shows and be able to meet everyone in person and perform live for them and really connect.
What is one quote that you have heard or that you go by that you want to ECHO out to the world?
Do it even though it scares you. You wouldn’t be scared if it wasn’t important to you, and you’ll never know where you can go if you don’t try.
…also LIGHTS OUT BITCH!