BLAME IT ON THE KIDS, (alternatively stylized as BLAME iT ON THE KIDS and written as BiOTK), is a song by emo-pop artist AViVA that was released as a single on November 16th, 2018. It was later released as the second track on her debut album, VOLUME I.
On October 24th, 2018, AViVA announced BLAME IT ON THE KIDS' release date and released the song's trailer. Around two weeks later, on November 8th, she revealed the cover art for the song. BLAME IT ON THE KIDS premiered and released on November 16th, 2018.
During december, AViVA held a BiOTK stream where she discussed the meaning of the song and held a Q&A. This was streamed to YouTube on December 16th, 2018.
On July 8th, 2019, a live version of the song from the House of Blues in San Diego was released on AViVA's YouTube.
A few months later, on December 22nd, 2019, AViVA released the instrumental to the song on YouTube.
In 2021, the acoustic version of BiOTK was released. The acoustic version was released on January 8th, 2021.
AViVA also released THE LYRICS BLAME IT ON THE KIDS on February 27th, 2021, where she explained the meaning of the song.
"BLAME IT ON THE KIDS is telling people not to worry about what they think they should do, or who they think they should be. It is so hard to hold on to kernel of uniqueness and the part that makes us, us with the constant inundation of media telling us, you know, what's cool, what we should look like, who we should be. Friends, family, there are so many things that influence us all the time. And it doesn't matter what age you are, it doesn't really stop. And so BLAME IT ON THE KIDS is my way of saying that we actually shouldn't blame anyone, and it's often that young people are blamed for things happening. Changes. Cultural shifts. And that is not okay."
-AViVA via THE LYRICS BLAME IT ON THE KIDS on YouTube
- The cover art was made by Max Prentis.
- AViVA revealed that her favorite lyric from BiOTK is, "I'm tired of holding on."
- She states that this lyric means that while life in general can be hard, being yourself can also be extremely difficult, especially when you are receiving external pressure or judgement.