Olly Mur’s new song “I Hate You When You’re Drunk” has been branded “cruel” and “disgusting” by listeners

Olly Murs has been criticized for using ‘cruel’ lyrics on his new song ‘I Hate You When You’re Drunk’.

The upbeat pop track taken from his forthcoming record Marry mewas released on Friday (November 25).

But soon after it aired on radio, many immediately began criticizing the song’s message, in which Murs, 38, denounces a loved one for getting drunk one night.

The lyrics begin: “Oh, you’re grinding all your words, there’s makeup on my shirt / You’re dancing on the tables, can’t you see / That you look like 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, who begs his loved one to “stop acting like a jerk,” then reassures them that he’ll “love you anyway,” as “I’ll pick you up if you do it all over again.”

Many criticized the lyrics, with singer Rebecca Lucy Taylor, aka SELFESTEEM, sharing a screenshot of it on Twitter, writing, “Presented without comment.”

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DJ Shaun Keaveny wrote: “According to the lyrics to his new song ‘I Hate You When You’re Drunk’, Olly Murs is a pretty sad controlling boyfriend. I look forward to her response song ‘I Hate You When You Sing’.”

Olly Murs criticized for new song ‘I Hate You When You’re Drunk’

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In a follow-up reply, he added: “Imagine putting out a track like that and being proud of the vibes? It’s totally crazy!”

Many have urged Radio 2 to remove the track, which it described as “cruel” and “disgusting”, from its song listing.

However, according to Murs, who co-wrote the song, the lyrics could apply to a friend or family member as well as a romantic relationship.

Ahead of its release, he said it was “a fun song to write as there have been so many times that a friend, family member or loved one has had one too many”.

The singer called it “a light-hearted attitude from the sober person’s point of view,” adding, “We all know someone!!!!”

Olly Murs said the “lighthearted” song was about “a friend, family member or loved one”.

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Listeners have responded to the song on Twitter, with @Missif writing, “Feel like the Olly Murs ‘I hate you when you’re drunk’ patriarchal control b/s could really use a response in a Lily Allen song.”

@Bairdric1 called it “a redflag of a song,” while another Twitter user said they were “really stunned by the lyrics.”

“How many people must have approved this misogynistic monstrosity before it was released?!”

Murs who shot up to glory The x factor In 2009, he tweeted about the single on Friday, accompanying the post with a compilation of clips showing him drunk.

“Not only do I HATE YOU, I hate myself when I’m drunk,” he wrote, adding, “New single out today check it out… I’m sure you all can relate to this one.”

Murs announced his engagement to bodybuilder and model Amelia Tank in June 2022. The couple has been a couple since 2019.

The Independent has reached out to Murs and EMI Records for comment.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/olly-murs-i-hate-you-when-youre-drunk-lyrics-b2234302.html Olly Mur’s new song “I Hate You When You’re Drunk” has been branded “cruel” and “disgusting” by listeners

JOE HERNANDEZ

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