"Bloodmoney" (stylized as "BLOODMONEY") is a song by Poppy. It served as the third single from her third studio album I Disagree and is the third track on the album. It was released on November 6th, 2019 alongside a music video. The music video currently has over 4 million views on YouTube.

Background

Titanic Sinclair first confirmed the song's title in an interview with SWIM Podcast.[1] A teaser for the music video and song was later posted on Poppy's social media on October 23rd, 2019, accompanied by the caption "Your Soul Can't Be Saved * 11.6 *🩸".[2] A second teaser titled "Scream" was uploaded to Poppy's YouTube channel on October 29th, 2019[3], while a third teaser titled "Mouth" was uploaded on November 1st, 2019.[4] A fourth and final teaser, "Punch", was uploaded on November 5th, 2019.[5]

Theme

The song is about negative experiences that both Poppy and Titanic Sinclair have gone through as artists, such as dealing with hypocrisy and liars. Sinclair revealed that the song was made out of frustration and writer's block, and that his philosophy for the song was to "break [his] Moog synthesizer without touching it".[1] Poppy explained in an interview with Alternative Press that the song is also about her "understanding or misunderstanding of religion and Christianity".[6]

Poppy revealed in an interview with Beats 1 that the song was written at a "crossroads in [her] life" and about a "very hypocritical person that was hanging around for a long time".[7]

Grammy Nomination

On November 24th, 2020, the Recording Academy announced that "Bloodmoney" was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.[8] This was Poppy's first ever Grammy nomination. She was the first female solo artist to be nominated in the category, as well as the first female artist to be nominated in the category since 1999.

Music Video

The music video begins with Poppy kneeling in a praying position in a dark room with a spotlight shining down on her. Throughout the music video, a series of men wearing all black aggressively attack Poppy with weapons. Poppy quickly defends herself, defeating these men shortly after their attack. Toward the end of the video, Poppy approaches a red-glowing cross, then stands in front of it and positions herself into a T-pose as she is lifted upward.

Lyrics

[Intro]
What do you believe when everyone is watching?
What do you believe?
What do you believe when nobody is watching?
What do you believe?

[Chorus]
Keep telling yourself that you've been playing nice
Then go beg for forgiveness from Jesus the Christ
Beg for forgiveness from Jesus the Christ
Beg for forgiveness from Jesus the Christ
Keep telling yourself that you've been playing nice
Then go beg for forgiveness from Jesus the Christ
Beg for forgiveness from Jesus the Christ
Beg for forgiveness from Jesus the Christ

[Interlude]
I know what it feels like
To have my soul sucked out of my body
I finally know what it feels like
To be dead

[Verse]
Your soul can't be saved from the sins you've ignored
And the devil is well aware he is adored
Never forget the excess of a man
Because the grabbing hands always grab what they can

[Pre-Chorus]
What do you believe when everyone is watching?
What do you believe?
What do you believe when nobody is watching?
What do you believe?

[Chorus]
Keep telling yourself that you've been playing nice
Then go beg for forgiveness from Jesus the Christ
Beg for forgiveness from Jesus the Christ
Beg for forgiveness from Jesus the Christ
Keep telling yourself that you've been playing nice
Then go beg for forgiveness from Jesus the Christ
Beg for forgiveness from Jesus the Christ
Beg for forgiveness from Jesus the Christ

[Outro]
What do you believe when no one is around?
What do you believe when no one is around?
What do you believe when no one is around?
What do you believe when no one is around?

Videos

Poppy_-_BLOODMONEY_(Official_Music_Video)

Poppy - BLOODMONEY (Official Music Video)

Your_Soul_Can't_Be_Saved

Your Soul Can't Be Saved

Scream_Teaser

Scream Teaser

Mouth

Mouth

Punch

Punch

Promotional Images

Poppy, Titanic Sinclair and Garrett Nicholson promoted the song by posting photos from the scene of the music video before and after its release.

Trivia

References

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