“Screw You a Little Bit” isn’t about who you think it is. When Maddie Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson broke up, the Idol sphere was buzzing about with rumors that the new track is about their spilt. But it’s not, for the record. With the whirling, emotionally-wrought ballad, Poppe wonders about mixed signals and a relationship that was almost doomed from the start. “We leave your sheets, go back to friends,” she admits, “and I pretend I don’t know how this ends.” The ending lingers in her mind, and even now, the sting seems unbearable, leaving her to collect up broken pieces.
Listen to “Screw You a Little Bit” below.