Artwork for Sundressed's new single, "Bad Drugs," featuring City Mouth.

Sundressed – “Bad Drugs (Feat. City Mouth)” Review: A Memorable Mental Health Anthem

Sundressed and City Mouth are coming for your repeat button with their latest single, "Bad Drugs." An instant EMO classic.

Arizona EMOs Sundressed is keeping the genre alive while continuing to help listeners navigate the mental gymnastics of the mundane day-to-day. Partnering with City Mouth, the Illinois masters of catchy hooks with the release of their new single, “Bad Drugs.” A fast-paced personal journey into the mental health of frontman Trevor Hedges.

But has Sundressed missed the boat on the current EMO wave? Or are they the captains of a whole new ship setting sail on an entirely new ocean of opportunities? Let’s find out.


“Of course, I took my meds today,” vocalist Trevor Hedges sings aloud as Sundressed’s new single “Bad Drugs” bounces around my head, subtly agreeing trading the drugs in for a catchy new tune from Arizona’s “never misses the mark” EMO sensations.

If you’ve never listened to one of Sundressed’s mental cleansing masterpieces, “Bad Drugs” might be the best jumping point. Pair the single’s relatable themes of mental health correction with a memorable tune featuring the masters of catchy pop City Mouth, and listeners should already know they’re in for a treat.

“Bad Drugs” keeps to Sundressed’s friendly sound while creating the next best sing-along anthem. “Bad Drugs” has the makings of an exceptional live experience, and I can’t wait to sing along at the Chain Reaction later this year.

This new single could be the start of Sundressed finding their own path to Valinor. It’s an exciting time to be a Sundressed fan, and I’m already itching for whatever comes next.


Sundressed’s latest single, “Bad Drugs,” is the EMO rockers at their best. This new single has surpassed my love for “Beck and Call” and their fan-favorite “So Poetic.” An anthem about finally getting the correct meds for mental health co-living is ripe for perfection, and Sundressed delivers on all fronts, leaving a catchy tune that I’ll be singing loud and proud during my next Target run.

If you’d like to catch Sundressed this Spring with Telltale, tickets are available, and tour dates can be viewed on the band’s website. This Spring tour will be a fun-filled experience with high energy and good memories.

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Brandon Flores

Brandon Flores is editor-in-chief and a writer at Blast out your Stereo. He has been covering the music industry since 2011. He covers a wide variety of bands and artists from those just starting to those who already have a hold on the limelight. If you're looking for an unbiased opinion, then look no further.

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