EXCLUSIVE: Candy Hearts pull no punches with the acoustic “I Want To Hate You”

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We here at Substream are huge fans of pop-punkers Candy Hearts—so much so that we even put their frontwoman, Mariel Loveland, on the cover of our Warped Tour issue, on sale now. So when we caught wind that they were releasing an acoustic EP called Acoustic Hearts featuring stripped-down versions of three of the best songs on last year’s All The Ways You Let Me Down as well as two brand spankin’ new songs, we begged and pleaded to debut one. Thankfully, Loveland & Co. like us just as much as we like them, so today, we’re bringing you the brand new Candy Hearts track “I Want To Hate You.” The lyrics are pretty direct, but just in case you need an explanation, Loveland has this to say about the song:

“I wrote this song about that feeling you have when you’re dating someone who you know doesn’t treat you well and you can’t help but take it because being without them seems worse than whatever bad things they do to you.”

Acoustic Hearts comes out July 3 and can be pre-ordered digitally and physically.

Catch Candy Hearts on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long:

JULY 01 Nashville, TN Tennessee State Fairgrounds
JULY 02 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
JULY 03 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
JULY 04 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
JULY 05 Orlando, FL Tinker Field
JULY 07 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
JULY 08 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live
JULY 09 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
JULY 10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
JULY 11 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
JULY 12 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
JULY 14 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
JULY 15 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
JULY 16 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
JULY 17 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
JULY 18 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
JULY 19 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
JULY 21 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
JULY 23 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
JULY 24 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
JULY 25 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
JULY 26 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
JULY 27 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
JULY 28 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
JULY 29 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
JULY 30 Bonner Springs, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
AUGUST 01 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State fairpark
AUGUST 02 Denver, CO The Pepsi Center
AUGUST 05 San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium
AUGUST 07 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center
AUGUST 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater