First Listen: Ashlee Simpson’s New Single ‘Bat For A Heart’ Leaks To The Internets


Remember that snippet of new music that we heard from Ashlee Simpson that was released at the start of the month? Yeah, well, the full song titled Bat for a Heart has made it’s way to the Internets for our listening (dis)pleasure and, well, why don’t YOU click the video above and give it a listen. I feel no shame whatsoever in saying that I desperately loved Ashlee’s debut album Autobiography. Even when the music that followed wasn’t all that amazing, I considered myself a fan. I’m not sure what to make of this new song. I don’t think I understand the lyrics, so the song meaning doesn’t make much sense. I don’t know what “a bat for a heart sucking up air” is supposed to mean. Does anyone know? As for the full song, do you like it? Can someone tell me what I’m missing?

  • onlyme.

    a bit disapointed really \ its alright, doubt it will make it into the top 40’s over here if it gets released as a single.

  • Jamie Beer

    there’s been a count down on her website and was release around the world today too. so i brought it off Itunes because i loved the snippet. still trying to figure the song out. It s ok not hing spectacular. On her website it also saying she is releasing an app which will have music and videos on…

  • Jenn

    I liked her voice when she did “Lala” and “Pieces of Me”. This is just rather Grandma autotune sounding.

  • Alyssa

    It’s not bad really. After reading the above comments, I thought it would be quite awful but I could definitely listen to it again.

  • Sam

    ouf, this is really bad. Doesn’t even sound finished

  • samma

    it could refer to pete wentz’ clandestine clothing symbol… its a bat with a heart in the middle

    • @samma — OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!

    • Sara Goudrault

      That’s what I was thinking. I instantly thought it was a dig at Pete.

  • Gia

    This is just plain awful.

  • Grace

    It’s weird because it feels unfinished, yet overproduced at the same time.

  • Megan

    I like the music but not really the song lyrics. Hopefully she releases some better songs cause I loved her Autobiography CD

  • Lauren xx

    This sounds very low-budget amateur. The lyrics, the music, the production, everything. Like, I-heard-better-sounding-demos-as president-of-my-college-record-label bad sounding amateur. It’s sad, I really liked Autobiography.

  • Leila

    very obviously lashing out at pete. what an awful bitch.