Bristol-based rapper/songwriter Badliana has been carving her own path in the industry with her blend of grime/hiphop, R&B and a dash of dark pop aesthetics. She has garnered quite a buzz since the release of her debut EP Diary Of a Loner, and has opened up for artists like Condense Reality in the metaverse, supported Jelani Blackman, They Hate Change & Etta Bond and even performed at FUZE, the UK’s largest charity music, fashion and dance event and performed at Glastonbury festival 2022 & 2023.
Her latest release “Bad” is a testament to her skill as a performer and songwriter. The track encapsulates her versatility as she seamlessly exudes the irreverent attitude of grime with edgy pop elements and her own unique expressive tone. Backed by the pounding bass-heavy backdrop provided by her longtime collaborator Mussi, Baliana cuts to the chase with a commanding flow and unfiltered bars reminding us of why she is the baddest in the game. The accompanying visual directed by Charlie France is quite engaging as well and uses eye-popping visual effects, expressive dance routines, stylish performance scenes with off-kilter shots and creative motifs to drive the narrative of her status as the queen of the crop.
Stream “Bad” on Apple Music