Bif Naked goes the extra mile for love on her new single and video Broke Into Your Car — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“Whoopsie!” cracks the rambunctious rock goddess, author, songwriter, manager, producer and activist of her nefarious new clip. Slightly more seriously, she explains: “This is a love song, even though it makes reference to a felony or mischief … It really is a nod to the lengths a smitten person — in this case, moi — would go to to gain the attention and affection of their crush. I love the imagery of sitting in the back of one’s love interest’s car, perhaps leaving Polaroid pictures (among other things) behind … The height of romance!”
The song follows a year of immersing herself in the community as an activist. “Originally I considered releasing this track last spring,” Bif recalls, “but with the ongoing pandemic, it seemed unimportant to me. As the summer went along and all of the social unrest and racial awakening that was beginning to really make change, my focus became less about my new album and more about being in the community. That has not changed. Eventually, we had scheduled a live performance Dec. 30 that was postponed due to a new lockdown to try and curb rising COVID-19 numbers. This song was set to be a surprise during that performance, but I decided to release it now anyway and share some joy.”
Like her previous single Jim, Broke Into Your Car serves as a prime preview into Bif’s forthcoming full-length Champion. Her 11th studio release, the album wastes no time proclaiming that Canada’s Princess of Everything retains her rightful throne, reigning supreme and as strong as ever over the rock landscape.
“When writing new songs for Champion, I always try to meet every song where it is, both in style and vibe,” she shares. “Broke Into Your Car is definitely a departure from the rock songs on the rest of the record, but love the chance to do lots of different things on each release, and Champion is no different.”
For the entirety of her prolific career — and interwoven in a way that only one of the country’s most unforgettable and inspiring women can accomplish — Bif has documented her journey in a deeply personal, highly relatable and inclusive way, covering topics that allow her truths to be a source of empowerment for fans. Broke Into Your Car and Champion are no different.
“I’m still fighting,” she says. “I’m still swinging as a legacy artist … An OG. At this stage of the game, I am a Champion. I’ve never allowed myself to be limited, and the direction of this new album was from experimenting and being fearless. I’m excited by it, and fiercely proud of these tracks.”