Boys make Kayla DiVenere crazy in her wildly entertaining new single and video Psychopath — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“Psychopath was born through my experience with dating as a Gen Z teen,” DiVenere shares. “I always love to be really open and honest about what I go through in my songs, hoping that others will relate to it or at least laugh at how wacky my thoughts are. Psychopath portrays a romantic self-defence mechanism of ending things before they start, a form of preservation against a broken heart.
“With the song being very upbeat and exciting while contrasting with battling lyrics, it really is a fun twist on vulnerable emotions. I began the songwriting process with extreme venting and vulnerability of my past relationships, which led my team to our deep concept that we masked with lighthearted music. The song is intended to show the listener that nothing is wrong with them, that it’s OK, and they are not alone in their fears of not understanding themselves, that’s why we took a break in the middle of writing this song to play Super Smash Bros.”
Kicking off with a dark and heavy bassline that’s somehow goth and grungy at the same time, the pace picks up and the Montreal-born / Los Angeles-based dynamo’s song quickly turns into a danceable pop-punk earworm. “Why do I keep stopping before it starts?” she asks. “I jump to the end like you already broke my heart … Am I a psychopath? What’s wrong with me, I’m scared to ask.” The real answer arrives in the second chorus, though: “Boys are dumb.”
Known for her roles on shows such as Law & Order, Love Victor and Light as a Feather — not to mention feature films such as Under the Silver Lake — DiVenere is a teenager enjoying incredible success in her budding music career since bursting onto the scene in 2018 with her debut Youth.
Watch Psychopath above, hear more from Kayla DiVenere below, and keep up with her on her website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.