“Bat for a Heart” opens with a piano lightly playing over a steady drum machine as Simpson sings with attitude: “I'm gonna bang, bang, f—ck you up / Twist you out inside of my head.” The track then becomes an electro-pop affair when synthesizers flickering like a neon sign and police car sirens kick in. Simpson describes feeling jilted by a lover. She penned the song with Christina Aguilera “Beautiful” writer Linda Perry.
Simpson's newest single marks a more mature sound for the “Pieces of Me” singer. The song was originally previewed in a 50-second video clip on Simpson's website. It is not yet known if “Bat for a Heart” will lead to a new album. She independently released the track to iTunes on November 21.
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