This Week’s Model — Bleached, “Stupid Boys”

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“Stupid boys with broken hearts/ Love to watch you fall apart” is a pretty irresistible chorus, especially when delivered with the bright brio Bleached bring to their songs as a default. There are more tumultuous undercurrents to the sentiment, though. Jennifer Clavin, one half of the sister duo that drives Bleached, explained she had revelations about the embedded anger in the lyrics when she recently reexamining them while still hearing the echoes of music industry scandal. What seemed — and seems — like jubilant sass has a tang of real rage. I’m tempted to say that’s why the song hits so hard. But being real about it: Bleached always hits this hard.

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