Switchblade Baby is directly inspired by the brilliant women in my life who provide constant reassurance, inspiration, motivation and sanity. They have my back - I have theirs.As I was writing the song, the Switchblade Baby character kinda evolved into into this patron saint of broken women who aren’t ready to throw in the towel you know? They’re smart as a whip and take no shit. Just give us a fuckin’ minute to slap on some lipstick, take a sip of our drink and remember who we are. We’ll be just fine.
Teeth is about the emotional struggle of mental illness in a long-term, loving relationship. It’s about being cold, sarcastic and defiant towards those who love you, and then desperate & full of self-hate when you realise there’s no-one left to kick down the bathroom door when you need them. It’s about surviving your own madness & surviving yourself. And being kinda stunned when your partner manages to survive you too! Hah.