“Bad at Love” is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Halsey. It was released on August 22, 2017 as the second single from her second studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. As of September 2017, the song has moved 76,645 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Halsey told Billboard that the tune should “sound like Leonardo DiCaprio in a Hawaiian T-shirt in a droptop yellow convertible car – driving down the highway like in Miami Vice with all his friends.”
On the track, “Bad at Love” goes through a list of her different lovers and what went wrong in their relationship. With each one, she thought they were “the one” and could “fix her”, but it went wrong for various reasons. From her history of dating, she concludes that she is “bad at love”. Her list of lovers include both men and women indicating at her bisexuality, which is a running theme throughout the album.
The music video was directed by Halsey with Sing J Lee, it begins with a desert road, the singer has a short hairstyle and taking off on a motorcycle and stops for a gas station, she picks up a newspaper with her face and “Wanted” written on the first page, with the help of three friends, she avoids from being captured by two futuristic cops. They ride into the sunset as the end. The video was uploaded on August 30, 2017 on her Vevo channel.