TESSA (Tessa Neale, formerly known as Hoodlem) is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Not too long ago, she released her “Bad Bad Love” single featuring Toronto-based rapper, Terrell Morris.

TESSA – “Bad Bad Love” single featuring Terrell Morris

“‘Bad Bad Love” is a song that speaks on that developing crush you know you need to shake. It’s a playful, self-spoken message to yourself on someone being fun, but not it for you. You know when you have those dream-state moments of hanging with someone fresh, and you are emanating that warm, lovely vibe. But all the while, in the back of your mind, you’re like, ‘Does this feel right?’ Those are the moments when the universe makes you run into each other all the time, and it brings you together, so you quickly work it out. I asked my friend Terrell Morris to be on the track and got to hang out and write with him while he worked on this track with me-which brought balance to the track. I want it to encourage people not to take that early phase date sh*t too seriously and shake off what isn’t for you. No time wasting necessary.” – TESSA

‘Bad Bad Love’ is an upbeat anti-love tune packed with situational sass and the inner musings of a new fling. Playful, but not too serious. The chorus is a message to the game-playing lovers everywhere.

“Bad Bad Love” single

TESSA - “Bad Bad Love” cover

“I want my music to come across as myself. I love making music and singing and performing. Also, I have, at times, gotten lost in the external factors of being an artist. I want to make music as myself and feel like myself doing it.” – stated TESSA

As TESSA steps into the next phase of her career, there’s no alter ego here. No smoke and mirrors, this is TESSA at her core. ‘Bad Bad Love’ serves as her new beginning following the natural departure from her Hoodlem project.

TESSA rose to popularity after releasing her globally acclaimed single, entitled, “Old Friend”. Under her former project, she has performed in Berlin with Majestic Casual. Also, her Saint WKND collaboration, “Golden”, has reached over 4 million streams online via Spotify.

“Bad Bad Love” single

TESSA - “Bad Bad Love” cover

‘Bad Bad Love’ contains a relatable storyline, pleasing vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the likable tune possesses melodic instrumentation scented with an urban-pop aroma. Furthermore, the song is perfect for listeners who enjoy listening to music created by Mahalia, Empress Of, and Nao.

We recommend adding TESSA’s “Bad Bad Love” single to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below.


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