The beginning of "Bad Habits", right before Allie’s vocals kick in, I get a subtle Studio Ghibli vibe. Do you know what I mean? Anyways, Allie’s vocals are perfectly complimented by Birthday’s excellent producing skills. A groovy old school R&B track infused with modern electronic beats!
Regarding themes and concepts of “Nightshade” Allie says:
"I was meditating a lot on the feminine and feminine divinity and on breaking out of those belief systems that have been engrained in me — [specifically] shame around being a woman and someone who's connected to her sexuality. That became the driving theme — exploring this feminine divinity that we all have, whether you are a man or a woman, we all have that masculine and feminine within us.
How can I express that and take on this role of a powerful woman in an industry that is super sexist and a world that is super sexist? Because the industry is just a reflection of the state of the world. That became a driving theme; I got really into my mediation practice. Meditating on life and death and just that life-death-life cycle."
"Bad Habits" is taken from her debut LP Nightshade - you should definitely check it out.