Teddy Geiger’s new single “Sharkbait” is out now through AWAL Records. The track is Geiger’s first solo release since her critically acclaimed 2018 album LillyAnna. Listen to the song—which had its World Premiere on Zane Lowe—and check out its accompanying video directed by Miss World HERE.
“I know the world is cooked/If we don’t make it back/Then I guess we’re gonna go out/With a bang,” sings Geiger. The song’s sense of gleeful self-destruction is a hallmark of her songwriting; in 2018, she told Joe Coscarelli at The New York Times that her specialty is “roughing up pop music a bit.” Throughout her career, that approach to songwriting has attracted collaborations with major artists seeking to add Geiger’s touch to their pop productions.
“The original idea for ‘Sharkbait’ was a demo I made when I was 21 living on my close collaborator and ‘Sharkbait’ co-writer Evan Voytas’ floor,” says Teddy. She unearthed the basic elements of the track earlier this year and brought it into the studio: “We borrowed from the original message of the song; which was barely a song and more of me talking nonsense — the general idea was about following passion and desire, even when others might see what you’re doing as dangerous or maybe even concerned or worried about you,” she explains. “Overall, ‘Sharkbait’ is about trusting myself and knowing what’s right for me.”