The latest from "NJ queer punks" Teenage Halloween is a great mixture of sweet and melodic with biting and angry. "Getting Bitter" is about the frustration of having a family member with an addiction problem. The song written and sung by bass player Tricia Marshall shows both sides of the situation throughout the song. The sweetness of the song is wanting your loved one to get better and wanting to help them, but there is anger in the song as well. "Getting Bitter" is one of those songs that is just a fun and cheery song on the surface, but once you actually start to pay attention it involves a lot of pain.
You can watch the video for "Getting Bitter" below. Til You Return is due out October 20 on Don Giovanni Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Teenage Halloween, check out the band on Facebook and Instagram.