Photography by Alysse Gafkjen

Issy Packer

Freelance music editor based in Bristol and Cornwall. If you see me shout as I’ll probably have my headphones on.

Ahead of the release of her fourth album, ‘Lucky For You’, on June 2, American singer Bully, shares new single ‘Hard to Love’

The punk/indie/alt-rock singer provides a catchy tune full of sex-examination and realisation. A common theme in music at the moment, the track allows the singer to reflect on her sense of self and identity. There’s a sense of catharsis as she calls out the battle cry of being hard to love.

Featuring heavy guitar riffs from the off, the track is reminiscent of the late 90’s and early noughties American rock tracks from Letters to Cleo as well as modern day English singers such as Billy Nomates

Hard to Love follows the previously released tracks ‘Lose You (feat. Soccer Mommy)‘, and Days Move Slow.’ Bully embarks on a headline UK/EU tour next month as well as supporting Pixies and Franz Ferdinand on a 13-date tour in the US.

Watch/Listen to ‘Hard to Love‘:

Catch Bully at the following:

Yes (Pink Room), Manchester – 22nd May
Thekla, Bristol – 23rd May
Dead Wax, Birmingham – 25th May
Moth Club, London – 26th May
Live At Leeds In The Park, Leeds – 27th May