Mal Not Bad – ‘Come On/Hard Times’ / ‘Mustang’ (feat. Junaco)

Mal Not Bad shares double single ‘Come On/Hard Times’ and ‘Mustang’ (featuring Junaco)

Mal Not Bad - 'Come On/Hard Times' and 'Mustang' (featuring Junaco)
Mal Not Bad image via Jacob Boll

Mal Not Bad shares double single ‘Come On/Hard Times’ and ‘Mustang’ ahead of debut album This Is Your New Life.

Los Angeles-based musician, producer, and visual artist Mal Not Bad has just released a double single, ‘Come On/Hard Times’ and ‘Mustang’ (featuring Junaco), ahead of their highly anticipated debut album This Is Your New Life, set to drop on August 9 via Same Same.

Of the two new songs, Mal Not Bad went into more detail on the track’s lyrical inspiration:

“‘Come On / Hard Times’ is an unwinding of thoughts – like an endless string of silk being pulled from a pocket. It circles around, it weaves between reflections and cycles, and it tries to uncover what parts are no longer beneficial. It slows down to take pause and observe what is happening in real-time – the feelings that come up in the middle of intense and all-consuming emotions.

“‘Mustang’ was written with my good friend Junaco across several beautiful, dry October days in 2022. The song felt charged from the beginning, sonically and emotionally matching the energy of a still summer-like buzz winding down. The lyrics ‘find yourself inside a new life’ unintentionally nudge toward the album title and theme of the record, This Is Your New Life. Mustang feels like the emotional release of ‘Come On/Hard Times’ – though both songs remain in moments of reflection and stillness.”

On the collaboration with Mal Not Bad on “Mustang”, Junaco added:

“‘Mustang’ came together quite quickly and organically, we all shared a reflective feeling when first hearing the idea that Mal had created and the lyrics came quickly after that. The energy of the production really carries the weight of the songs’ meaning to us.”

This Is Your New Life will be released on August 9, 2024, via Same Same. The double single ‘Come On/Hard Times’ / ‘Mustang’ is available now on Spotify.

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