You can’t contain Mabel.
The rising Brit landed her first global smash with “Don’t Call Me Up,” and now she’s counting down until the release of her debut album High Expectations! The long-awaited collection arrives August 2 and houses gems including her latest single “Mad Love,” as well as previous releases “Fine Line,” “Ring Ring” and staple “Finders Keepers” on the deluxe edition.
This week, Mabel‘s graced us with yet another taste of the upcoming LP: “Bad Behaviour,” an anthem all about making no apologies for your state of mind.
“Don’t get me faded/ Don’t play my favorite/ If you don’t wanna see me acting like a fool/ If you can’t keep up with my bad behaviour,” Mabel declares across the island-tinged throb. “You can’t contain me/ Every time I’m up, I run around you/ You know you can’t keep up.”
It’s the kind of the signature anthem we’ve come to expect from Mabel that is just as much fun as her previous anthems. Bring on the album, mama!
“I wrote ‘Bad Behaviour‘ when I was after a sort of night out when somebody had been like, ‘You’re acting crazy. You need to tone it down a little bit.’ You know, when you sort of have that feeling and you’re like, ‘Oh, my God, no. Oh, my God. Am I being too crazy?’ Then, woke up the next day and was like, ‘I wasn’t, I was just having a good time.’ I wanted to write a song about that for that sort of reckless behavior – a very stubborn person,” Mabel told Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1. “I’m just very stubborn. I was like, ‘You know what? You guys all need to just amp it up a bit, because I can’t tone it down. I think that you guys just need to sort of figure out how to keep up. You should apologize to me.’ I went into the studio with Dre Skull and my big brother, Marlon Roudette. I was just like telling them that story. I was just like, ‘What’s wrong with a little bad behavior?’ The song just kind of happened.”