How Being Drawn to Bad Boys Led to Bria's Sultry New Track, 'Bad Habit'

One of the reasons we're always growing more obsessed with TikTok is that it's a platform that really allows talent to shine. 18-year-old singer Bria knows this firsthand after she's become a sensation there, as well as on Instagram.

The artist recently dropped a dreamy single called "Bad Habit," with the music video out today, Sep. 25. To celebrate, we took the time to chat with Bria all about her new song and what it's all about, and how TikTok has become a total game-changer for her.

Sweety High: What was the songwriting process behind "Bad Habit"?

Bria: Writing this song with my songwriter was fairly easy. We wanted to use lots of metaphors, so we created those and we had our concept already, so once we found a melody, it was smooth the rest of the way!

Bria wearing a coat in a garden

(Photo credit: Nikki Parimore)


SH: What inspired the song, and why is it meaningful to you?

Bria: I was seeing this guy that had made me feel everything I talk about in the song, and I said let's put it into music, because I know I'm not the only girl going through this.


SH: What would you say is your worst habit?

Bria: My worst habit is being attracted to toxic guys. I know my worth now, and I don't have any time to waste.


SH: Who are your biggest musical influences?

Bria: The Pussycat Dolls, Fergie, Ariana Grande and Gwen Stefani.

Bria over the shoulder headshot

(Photo credit: Nikki Parimore)


SH: What has it been like to make such a huge name for yourself on TikTok?

Bria: I started out doing it just for fun like everyone else. Once I realized this is how I'm reaching more fans and making a difference in their lives, I started posting more on a daily basis!


SH: What do you think it is about TikTok that's allowed you to succeed in such an impactful way?

Bria: I think that TikTok has such a wide variety of people using the app. Anyone could really have a chance of going viral or getting noticed, which motivates people way more to use the app!

Bria purple background

(Photo credit: Nikki Parimore)


SH: When you hear a song, do you ever know you have to make a TikTok with it? How do you pick the audio for your videos?

Bria: I do. I actually grew up dancing, so when I hear a song I'm always choreographing in my head! I always make sure to do songs that are trending but I also mix in some of my favorites.


SH: What do you think sets you apart from the other musical artists out there today?

Bria: I think because I'm so young, I know what teenagers are feeling and what they want to hear, so I make sure to write for them so they feel like they are not alone.


Watch the music video for the incredible track below!


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