Bad Daughter is the new project from Sierra Kay, formerly of VersaEmerge and shoegaze band Neaux. (And another fun fact if you didn’t know: Kay is the featured vocalist in A Day to Remember’s “If It Means A Lot to You.”)
Recently, Bad Daughter’s debut single “I’m Too Much” dropped. It’s the first in what will be a collection of songs from Kay about the last few years of her life. Kay had taken a break from music and left to live on the road - her forthcoming songs will ruminate on this experience (She called it a “hedonistic road trip”).
“I’m Too Much” is a dreamy tune, mixed with a bit of traditional Americana. There’s a duality at play: sonically, the song feels freeing, with a catchy melody. But lyrically, it’s a self-despairing listen. “She's notorious for drinking too much/ And she just shows up as fast as she leaves,” sings Kay before she calls herself “too much” and “too rough.”
Her story carries a dry sadness, but by the end, Kay seems to find her way to acknowledgement and action: “Baby I love you, and I’m trying to change,” she sings.