Madame Gandhi drops new single "Bad Habits"
When we first heard Madame Gandhi's new single, Bad Habits we immediately wanted to dance! We love the positive message in this song and are looking forward to more new music from her!
She sat down with Bustle and discussed the making of Bad Habits.
"I definitely want to be one of those artists who contributes to making the world a better place," Gandhi, who performs as Madame Gandhi, tells Bustle. "And so this is me doing my part, by putting out a song that I think is relevant, and by putting out a song that I think can inspire change."
With lyrics like "It's my year to be free from what's bothering me / It's this society that's killing me," the song (co-produced by Zach Witness) serves to rally today's generation of change-makers to find their voice and vote in the upcoming midterm elections. It does so by drawing inspiration from historic figures like Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi, whose message of nonviolence was the basis of an entire movement in the 1940s, and Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, who used his music to fight against oppressive government in the 1970s.
"The idea is to say every single generation has its ability to influence change for the better, and I wanted to put this song out two weeks before the midterm election as a call to action to anyone listening to it to take advantage of what they can do to influence history, and to influence culture," Madame Gandhi (who has no biological relation to Mahatma Gandhi) says.
"If every single person took responsibility for their own immediate sphere of influence, the world would be a better place."
In "Bad Habits," Madame Gandhi encourages listeners to also draw inspiration from the past to build their own legacies. The tone of "Bad Habits" is unapologetically upbeat. Madame Gandhi sings: "I've been reading about womxn's history in the 1920s / Thinking about how I can be so much better." And with midterm elections just weeks away, Madame Gandhi's message feels especially potent — change is possible, she says, and we're in a unique position to make it happen.
We love her free spirited empowering attitude, music, vibe and overall aesthetic. She's an artist that is impacting the world in positive ways!
Listen to Bad Habits below!