US musician and TikTok icon Bella Poarch has unveiled her long awaited debut EP, sharing the six-track Dolls today. An eclectic collection of dark pop songs that invite the listener deep into Poarch's mind, it's a stellar showcase of one of the world's most popular and influential personalities.
The EP kicks off with Poarch's breakthrough single, Build A Bitch, which currently boasts over 330 million streams on Spotify alone. Poarch's breakthrough single, the track was first released in May of 2021, raising her profile exponentially and seeing her make the oft-treacherous trek from social media personality to serious and respectable musician.
"I’m really excited to release my first EP after starting this journey during lockdown," Poarch says of her debut release. "Dolls is my personal story of challenges and growth over time that I hope my fans can relate to."
Elsewhere, the EP also collects other previously-released singles, including the likes of Dolls and the Sub Urban collaboration Inferno. It also features a handful of new tracks, including the menacing Villains and No Man's Land, which features Canadian musician Grimes, who had previously appeared in the film clip for the EP's title track.
Speaking to NME last month, Poarch explained that her debut EP was designed to not only showcase who she is as an artist and as a person, but to provide elements of inspiration for anyone who listens.
"I want people to feel empowered and confident when they hear my EP," she explained. "It holds strong messages while sounding fun, dark and sweet. Each song has its own unique way of saying, 'I’m a bad bitch, so don’t mess with me'."
Alongside the EP's release, Poarch has also unveiled the official video clip for new track Living Hell. Conceptualised by Poarch herself and working alongside director Andrew Donoho once again, the visuals help to contextualise the track's message, with Poarch helping her younger self come to realise the difficulty and pain that once ruled her life no longer defines her.