The third single from her highly anticipated EP Solitaire, “Bad Idea,” is about Brii’s experiences dating in her twenties, specifically, a past relationship with someone who could never fully commit. Written when she was feeling especially nostalgic, this intimate pop R&B track perfectly encapsulates the feeling of regret that often comes along with revisiting bad decisions made during previous relationships.

“It came to a point where I ended things because he couldn’t give me what I needed and he kept trying to change me into someone I’m not,” says Brii of the song’s inspiration. “‘Bad Idea’ is all about going back to an ex when you know it’s not going anywhere and know they’re not good for you. I’ve learned that even though it may give you instant gratification and temporary warmth to go back to something that was comfortable, it’s a better idea to move forward and not look back.”

A smooth, soothing exploration of the experience of being single in the current dating culture – “Bad Idea” shows how fragile someone can be when they’re blinded by attraction, yet leaves the listener with a feeling of self-empowerment as they make a better choice for themselves. Working with Grammy-winning producer Synematik, Brii’s sultry rich tone is on full display as the bittersweet lyrics showcase her brilliant ability to weave her stories into a soundscape that captures listeners and keeps them coming back for more.

Cover Art for “Bad Idea” by Brii Ellis
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Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.