A Badly Broken Code is the long-awaited full-length album from Dessa. The disc features production from Paper Tiger, Lazerbeak, Cecil Otter, MK Larada, and Big Jess. The fifteen songs emphasize Dessa’s wingspan as a singer, rapper, and lyricist—the tracks range from melancholy a cappella arrangements to vintage torch songs to infectious rap cuts.
The album art for A Badly Broken Code was designed by Doomtree’s MK Larada. Passcodes encrypted in the artwork allow fans to access special footage and images from the Doomtree Vault.