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Candy Hearts Change Name to Best Ex; Share New Song

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, May 5, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Candy Hearts have decided to change their name to Best Ex. They’ve released the song “Girlfriend” and talked with Billboard about the changes:

    Candy Hearts has always been an extension of everything I am. I came up with the idea for the band when I was a teenager, and I think it was deeply empowering at the time to be able to be in a punk band, shout on stage, and still own the fact that I felt like such a shy, insecure girl. That was always my thing — I’m powerful despite my anxieties. I think over the past five years — after the amazing whirlwind my band has been through that I still can’t believe even happened — it really transformed from an extension of myself to an extension of my anxiety and not much else.

  2. domotime2

    Great Googly Moogly Supporter

    too bad. I liked candy hearts
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  3. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    But Candy Hearts is a way better name
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  4. TDenverFan


    Not really a fan of the new name or new song
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  5. esposimi

    Regular Prestigious

    Another band turned poppy and losing fans because of it.
  6. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    This song is not good.
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  7. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    This band has been extremely poppy since day 1. Literally a pop band since inception.
  8. domotime2

    Great Googly Moogly Supporter

    Gave it another listen....this blows
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  9. ale5875


    I liked Candy Hearts better as a bandname, but at the end of the day what counts is the music. Quite shocked at how drastic the change in sound is, but I'll give it a chance because I really liked CxH.
  10. aranea

    Trusted Prestigious

    time to ramble

    to me this new band name sounds kinda like, idk, apathetic and depressing, lol. but candy hearts sounds really bubbly, poppy, etc. it literally makes me think of actual candy hearts. so yea i agree with the thread. lol

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  11. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    Both the new name and song are quite bad.
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  12. ale5875


    To be honest after a few spins I don't mind the song. I'm curious to hear how the rest of the EP sounds now.
  13. SuNDaYSTaR


    I'm pretty sure they've always been a pop band.

    Anyway, I feel the new name/song to be especially high schoolish, which is a shame since I believe she wanted to get away from that.
  14. Matt504

    Trusted Prestigious

    It's ok, nothing special...