It’s higher to really feel anger than to really feel nothing in any respect, in accordance with JC Stewart. That’s the message on the heart of the singer-songwriter’s new indie-pop bop, and he couldn’t be extra ‘excited’ to share it with you.

“I wrote this tune on the finish of 2018 and nonetheless to today it’s my favourite tune that I’ve written,” JC Stewart shares with MeSlop, and it’s straightforward to see why. In “I Need You Hate To Me,” launched on Could 20, the Northern Irish singer/songwriter pens a playful love/anti-love tune. It’s a observe that means it’s higher to be the bane of somebody’s existence than to endure the doldrums of being caught in a lukewarm romance. The tune, an entrancing melody that catches hearth in your thoughts and burns brightly lengthy after the music ends, has James sing in opposition to a low-key beat as the stress over this half-hearted relationship builds to a boiling level.

“I’m completed with all of the silence / Russian roulette romances / one slip, oh I might mild it / simply inform me that is lifeless.” It’s a message that can resonate with anybody who has discovered themselves in a relationship that’s going nowhere…and doesn’t seem like it’ll change course anytime quickly. “It’s about wanting somebody to hate you so you may stroll away and neglect about them slightly than attempting to hold on to one thing that isn’t there!” JC tells MeSlop. “So excited to have it out on this planet lastly!”

Contemplating the success that JC has had just lately, it’s laborious to think about anybody hating him. Earlier than “I Need You To Hate Me,” JC launched “Mendacity That You Love Me” on March 16. “Mendacity” is a extra somber ballad, one which has JC working via the anguish of a breakup. Nonetheless, quickly after its launch, the pop singer-songwriter discovered himself going viral with a bit of assist from his “pals.” His quarantine-themed Associates cowl blew up, and it was even shared by Rachel Geller herself, Jennifer Aniston. The clip was additionally featured on Good Morning America, and Nina Dobrev gave it some love, too.

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Not too shabby for a person who virtually was a grocer. Because the “fourth technology of JC Stewarts within the household tree,” the “I Need You To Hate Me” singer was on the trail to comply with within the household grocery enterprise till he determined that his goals of turning into a music star have been too large to disregard. Later in life, an opportunity assembly with singer Lewis Capaldi at a celebration out in Hollywood resulted in an impromptu middle-of-the-night writing session that produced “Hollywood,” a tune from Capaldi’s chart-topping debut album. Since then, JC’s star has risen, with songs like “The Flawed Ones,” “Decide Up Your Telephone,” “Bones,” and “Have You Had Sufficient Wine?”

I Need You To Hate Me” is out now, and that’s one thing everybody might love.