Olly Murs’ fiancee Amelia Tank has hit out at the criticism of the pop star’s new single.
Following its release on Friday (November 25), the lyrics to “I Hate You When You’re Drunk” were branded “cruel,” “disgusting,” and “misogynist” by some listeners.
The upbeat pop track, co-written by Murs, sees the singer denounce a loved one for getting drunk one night. Murs himself has said that the song’s words can refer to a family, friend, or romantic love interest.
A critique came from DJ Shaun Keaveny, who wrote on Twitter: “Olly Murs is quite a sad controlling boyfriend according to the lyrics to his new song ‘I Hate You When You’re Drunk’.
“I’m looking forward to her answer song ‘I Hate You When You Sing’.”
Tank, who has been in a relationship with Murs since 2019, replied to Keaveny on Instagram.
NME reports Tank, writing in an Instagram Stories post on Monday (November 28), “Thank you for your concern here, but I can confirm that I actually love my *NOT* controlling *FIANCE* even more if he sings and this latest single is actually one of my favorites off the album.”
The bodybuilder and model added: “I wouldn’t lose sleep on this bbz because I’m definitely not #itsjustabitoffun. Much love and a magical evening.”
Tank and Murs announced their engagement in June 2022.
The lyrics in “I Hate You When You’re Drunk” begin: “Oh you smack all your words my shirt is made up / You dance on the tables can’t you see / That you lookin’ a mess singing Whitney ?
In the second stanza, he sings, “Oh you got those drunk eyes, shall we end the night? / Because you told stories four or five times / Yes, I’ve heard it before and my ears are bleeding.”
Murs then keeps chanting the words, “Oh, I hate you, hate you, I hate you, hate you when you’re drunk.”
In another part of the song, he sings, “Cause you wanna buy champagne / And you wanna throw back the shots / And now you’re taking pictures / Why am I the only one not laughing?”
Murs, asking his mistress to “stop acting like an idiot,” then reassures them that he “will love you anyway,” as “I’ll pick you up if you do it all over again.”
The singer declined to comment on the criticism.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/olly-murs-new-song-fiancee-b2236003.html Olly Mur’s fiancee Amelia Tank defends criticism of new ‘I Hate You When Your Drunk’ lyrics