MOTHICA - BEDTIME STORIES (Official Lyric Video)
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The fourth single from my upcoming album, NOCTURNAL. Pre-order/stream here:

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Just a little girl from Oklahoma
Reading Juliet & Romeo, yeah
Didn’t think love could exist
If they don’t die in the end

So I settled down with jack and soda
Turned myself into a casanova
Black out, end with a kiss
Add another one to the list

I still sleep with all the lights on
Wait until it goes wrong
Never thought I’d write another love song
Monsters creeping into my head
Say I don’t deserve this
Grew up so afraid of all these
Bedtime stories
Read them like a warning
Forever wasn’t for me
Til I met you

Never worn a dress like Cinderella
Locked in a tower all by myself, yeah
Wasn't looking to be saved
But damn I’m in love with your face

Guess I’m afraid of falling right out
Way up here, it’s a long way down
I don’t wanna let you down, let you down, let me down

I still sleep with all the lights on
Wait until it goes wrong
Never thought I’d write another love song
Monsters creeping into my head
Say I don’t deserve this
Grew up so afraid of all these
Bedtime stories
Read them like a warning
Forever wasn’t for me
Til I met you


Illustrated by Stephanie O'Byrne

From da web

McKenzie Ellis, known professionally as Mothica, is an American singer. She grew up in Oklahoma City and began producing music when she was 18 years old. Since 2015, she has produced a dozen albums and singles distributed across several online musical streaming platforms such as on Spotify, SoundCloud and Bandcamp along with numerous collaborations and features with other musicians known by "Nydge", "PUSHER", "Crywolf", and "Icarus Moth". In June 2020, a TikTok video she posted that included her song "VICES" went viral, providing greater notability as a musician and singer.

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Its crazy how all of mothica’s songs are so good that you can listen to them on repeat for days and you still wont get bored

5 months ago - 291 Likes


Crazy how I always end up obsessed with every single one song mothica is releasing!

5 months ago - 117 Likes


I love seeing Mothica get the attention she deserves! Been here for years since before the debut album, so exciting seeing her rise up 😍😍

5 months ago - 68 Likes

BlueDragon's Den

I'm surprised no one's commenting on the visuals, I personally really like what you did for them, fits with the song and the Moth part is a cool touch, as it fits for the nocturnal (album) part and of course Moth-ica

5 months ago - 58 Likes

♡ Peyton Elizabeth ♪

Ahhh! Why is it that every Mothica song is so freakin good that you never want to turn them off?? When forever fifteen came out that was the only song I listened to for like a week!

edit : now listening to the whole album and I think I love it more than the 1st time ♥︎♥︎

5 months ago - 30 Likes


Mothica at this point I love her so much and her vocals are amazing. I’ve never listened to a singer all of who’s songs are equally amazing with great beats

3 months ago - 4 Likes

Storm, the Thundering Dreamer

These two new singles are genuinely so good, on top of already stellar singles leading up to Nocturnal. Every aspect comes together to create something so wonderfully distinct. It all conveys such powerful stories, emotions, and artistic vision and craft. I'm so incredibly excited for this album. From the perspectives of feeling inspired and happy for Mothica's journey as an artist, feeling emotions I rarely feel from others music, and simply purely reveling in how good it is. Nocturnal already will forever hold a special place for me.
P.S. The lyric video is amazing. Perfectly simple, clever, cool as heck, and cute. Loved the little touch of the moth character hugging the lamp and the zap in the end.

5 months ago - 17 Likes


Woaaah that was amazing can’t wait for the full album

5 months ago - 15 Likes

Surely Draws

every time I click on a new Mothica song, I mentally go, "time to find out what I'll be listening to for the rest of the week"
so excited for the album!! :)

5 months ago - 6 Likes


I'm in love with this song. Why are you so relatable? The music production and lyrics and obviously your voice, I'm in love. and the video is so cool, hauntingly beautiful like a bedtime story

5 months ago - 8 Likes


Never really thought I could find an artist where I love all of the songs they release furthermore I am surprised with the amount of songs I can relate to that MOTHICA has released and how she can cram so much details into just 2 minutes congratulations to another amazing song MOTHICA P.S CANT WAIT FOR THE NEW ALBUM :))

5 months ago - 6 Likes

Marianne M

Another song to scream to while running away from my problems😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ THANK YOU FOR EVERY BANGER YOU PUT OUT❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

5 months ago - 0 Likes

Illidan Tempestira

De las pocas veces que dejo un aviso publicitario y no me arrepiento para nada, maravillosa voz y maravillosa canción.

5 months ago - 0 Likes

Riley McGinleh

This is insane, I've never seen an artist just absolutely kill every done with such consistency. I'm so glad to be witnessing her rise in real time cause damn - this girl is special. So much love, Mothica, can't wait to see you in August! Pleeease play this song, lol

5 months ago - 5 Likes

Celaena Volkova

I love this! It's amazing how every song from Mothica is so different but still so her, that's the mark of a good artist.

5 months ago - 4 Likes


I love the art for this. I would instantly buy a shirt or anything with a design from the video

5 months ago - 7 Likes

Gabrielle Silva

Can't believe I've lived this long without mothica's music, she's perfect, I'm in love 💗💓

5 months ago - 0 Likes


love it already, putting it on replay along with blood I'm so excited I love you

5 months ago - 6 Likes


It truly is amazing when you can find a song that you just absolutely love way before it even ends. This is def one of those songs

5 months ago - 0 Likes

Fayra Ahmed

mothica is an amazing being and i love you and we love you and your music is therapeutic and i will NEVER get tired of it, all my friends also listen to you because I suggested you, YOU ARE LITERALLY SLAYING AAA I LOVE YOU

5 months ago - 1 Likes