Dylan Bradley Says I’m Sorry (Not Sorry)

The Toronto rocker stands up for himself in his energetic new single and video.

Dylan Bradley is all apologies (well, almost) in his new single and video I’m Sorry — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Life has its sour moments, and it can be hard to move on when it happens with someone you love. Sometimes, hard things come before good things, and you have to work through some pain in order to get to a better place. This is showcased on Toronto rock singer-songwriter Bradley’s new single from his debut album No Turning Back.

The song opens with some energetic guitar riffs reminiscent of pop-punk bands like Good Charlotte and Blink-182. Buffering this is Bradley’s passionate vocals as he sings of how a lover made false apologies after damaging his stuff and how he blames himself for not being the best person he could be. When the song continues into the chorus, Bradley refuses to be guilt-riddled any longer — he may not be who his lover wanted, but he decides to be himself.

“I’m sorry, don’t hate me
If I’m not there when you want me to be
I’m not perfect, life’s not easy
I’m just trying to be who I want to be
One of these days I’ll get this right
This right, this life…
‘Til then I’m so sorry.”

I’m Sorry is a song about living the way that you want to live, regardless of what other people think,” Bradley says. “It’s a sort of tongue-in-cheek apology to those who disagree with the way you choose to live your life. However, the lyric ‘one of these days I’ll get this right’ brings a deeper meaning of feeling like you’re not quite who you want to be yet.”

The newfound freedom of I’m Sorry is captured in the video, which features Bradley performing alone under a graffiti-covered underpass — and riding a skateboard. The latter demonstrates the influence of ’00s pop-punk songs like Avril Lavinge’s Skater Boi.

Aided by singles like I’m Sorry, Bradley is breaking into the rock scene with his debut album No Turning Back. Heavily influenced by ’90s and early 2000s rock, he brings an authentic and fresh sound. His first single All Your Lies was released in September 2023, with the followup October landing a month later.

Watch the video for I’m Sorry, check out No Turning Back below, and follow Dylan Bradley on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.