Bad Habit (album)

Bad Habit is the second studio album recorded by Canadian singer and songwriter Alee and first to be distributed by a record label. It was released April 21, 2017 through Wax Records and Universal Music Canada.[2][3] The album includes the top 50 single, "When I Do", as well as three singles previously released from Alee's 2015 EP, Say Hello to Goodbye.[4] Alee co-wrote all nine tracks.[5]

Bad Habit
Alee - Bad Habit (album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 21, 2017 (2017-04-21)
Recorded2014–2017[1]
GenreCountry pop
Length29:46
Label
Producer
  • Dan Swinimer
  • Jeff Dalziel
Alee chronology
Say Hello to Goodbye
(2015)
Bad Habit
(2017)
Singles from Bad Habit
  1. "Only the Strong Survive"
    Released: October 14, 2014
  2. "Moonshine"
    Released: April 21, 2015
  3. "Are You Alone"
    Released: August 1, 2016
  4. "When I Do"
    Released: January 27, 2017
  5. "Bad Habit"
    Released: June 16, 2017

Critical receptionEdit

RJ Frometa of Vents Magazine wrote that Bad Habit "runs the emotional gamut from bold and energetic crowd pleasers to Alee's signature blend of sweet but heartbreaking melodies," and called the album "an ambitious and impressive debut."[4]

SinglesEdit

"Only the Strong Survive" was released as the lead single from both Bad Habit and Say Hello to Goodbye on October 14, 2014.[6] It reached 32 on the Canada Country airplay chart.[7]

A second single, "Moonshine", was released April 21, 2015.[8] It received generally positive reviews from critics.[9][10] The song became Alee's first top 20 hit on the Canadian country chart.[11]

"Are You Alone" was initially released to radio August 1, 2016 as the fourth single from Say Hello to Goodbye;[12] it also serves as the third single from Bad Habit.

"When I Do" was released January 27, 2017 as the record's fourth single.[13] It is the album's first single not previously released on the preceding EP. The music video for "When I Do" premiered April 5, 2017 accompanying the announcement of the album's title and release date.[4] The song entered the Canada Country chart at number 50 in April 2017.[14]

The title track, "Bad Habit", was released June 16, 2017 as the fifth radio single.[15]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Turn This Night On"
Dan Swinimer3:23
2."Bad Habit"
  • A. Adamoski
  • Lauren Adamoski
  • Dan Swinimer
  • Tavish Crowe
Swinimer3:10
3."Don't Wait"
  • A. Adamoski
  • Barton
  • Adam Argyle
Swinimer2:45
4."When I Do"
  • A. Adamoski
  • L. Adamoski
  • Brian Donkers
Swinimer3:25
5."Deal with It"
  • A. Adamoski
  • Barton
  • Bruce Wallace
Swinimer3:06
6."Moonshine"
Jeff Dalziel3:54
7."Are You Alone"
  • A. Adamoski
  • Dakota Jay
  • William King
Dalziel3:45
8."Only the Strong Survive"
Dalziel3:10
9."Encore"
  • A. Adamoski
  • Jay
  • King
Swinimer3:08
Total length:29:46

Chart performanceEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak positions
CAN Country
[7]
2014 "Only the Strong Survive" 32
2015 "Moonshine" 20
2016 "Are You Alone"
2017 "When I Do" 46
"Bad Habit"
"—" denotes a recording that failed to chart.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pick of the Week: Alee's "Moonshine" Music Video". Top Country. TC, Inc. May 27, 2015. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  2. ^ McElheran, Taryn (April 7, 2017). "Country artist Alee releases new video for "When I do" and announces new album". Canadian Beats. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  3. ^ FYI Staff (April 7, 2017). "A Calendar Of Upcoming Releases". FYI Music News. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Frometa, RJ (April 5, 2017). "Canadian Country Artist Alee Set To Release Debut Full-Length Album "Bad Habit" April 21st / When I Do Video Premieres Today". Vents Magazine. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  5. ^ "Bad Habit - Alee | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "Only the Strong Survive - Alee | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Alee – Chart history (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  8. ^ "Moonshine - Alee | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  9. ^ Melanson, Jenna (July 8, 2015). "Pre-Release Review - Alee". Canadian Beats. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  10. ^ Cerny, Summer (February 15, 2016). "Alee's Song "Moonshine" Is A Must Have On Your Playlist". Whiskey Riff. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  11. ^ Admin (August 10, 2015). "Alee Makes TOP 20!". Wax Records. Archived from the original on April 23, 2017. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  12. ^ Alee (July 29, 2016). "Alee - Timeline" (photo). Facebook. Retrieved May 7, 2017. ."Are You Alone" hits radio next week! You can start requesting on your local station.
  13. ^ "When I Do - Alee | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  14. ^ "Chart history for "When I Do" on Canada Country". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  15. ^ "Alee's New Single!". Wax Records. June 16, 2017. Archived from the original on June 28, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017. Listen to Alee’s new single “Bad Habit” now

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