Sunday, September 11, 2016

Click (Music): Donuts, Gryffin, Stranger Things, and Where Eagles Dare

Fresh off another trip to Dun-Well Doughnuts in Brooklyn, I've got vegan donuts on the brain. I apologize in advance for any fried dough references which may be forthcoming.

"All I Need" by Cape Cub

One of the "sweetest treats on the high streets" is the spongy, sugary, UK yum yum. Seeing as this doughy dessert calls the same nation home as Cape Cub (aka Chad Male), it would be easy to assume that his new single, "All I Need," is about his affinity for a nice warm yum yum. I've written, what I think are, the lyrics over and over in my journal. I've read them from the perspective of a relationship and a love of yum yums. I'm not convinced one way or the other. Even the press release which has a quote from Chad saying that "All I Need" is about "saying 'things don't feel too good right now, I don't even know what's going on, but without you it'd be so much worse'" does nothing but heighten my confusion. Lover of human? Lover of doughy desserts? I guess you'll just have to decide.



"Where Eagles Dare" by Greta Morgan & Katy Goodman (the Misfits Cover)

Glen Danzing, the man who originally wrote "Where Eagles Dare" showed up in an episode of Portlandia last year. He said, about the experience, that show writers Fred (Armisen) and Carrie (Brownstein) along with the rest of their crew give him a third reason to visit Portland. The first two? Voodoo Doughnut and Powell's bookstore. In their new cover of the Misfits single, Greta Morgan (of Springtime Carnivore) and Katy Goodman (of La Sera) tone down the raw aggressiveness of the original and up the sugary harmonizing. Their version is, as the press release suggests, a full circle return to the girl group and '50s rock & roll sound that initially inspired Danzig while he was penning the track.



"Whole Heart" by Gryffin featuring Bipolar Sunshine

Aside from being a fabulous dance track, "Whole Heart" has actually performed quite a service for society. Before hearing the song I was a somewhat reluctant organ donor. I was totally cool with passing on my lungs, liver, kidneys and even my stomach. When it came to the heart, I was cool giving up my aorta, left ventricle and left atrium but I insisted on holding on to the right ventricle and atrium (I considered them my "lucky" heart parts). But hearing Bipolar Sunshine say over and over "you've got to got to got to go whole heart" convinced me that I was being selfish holding on to my "lucky" heart parts. So how exactly can this be labelled "quite a service for society?" Well, considering I have heard from upwards of a hundred people who have said they "want a piece of me" I've now fully committed to their having just that.




"Eternity" by Communions

It has been a bunch of Stranger Things this and Stranger Things that this week as all my co-workers seem to be going down that path. I hear there are trapper keepers in the show as well as many other fabulous things that made the 80's such a sh***y time. You know what the 80's needed? "Eternity" by Communions. I mean these guys know how to summon the hypothetical 80's pop monster, collar it  and tame it into ET like obedience. How much better would the 80's have been had these guys dropped this track then? Of course, that would mean 2016 would be a lot less nostalgic. I'm not sure I'm willing to trade one for the other. My lingering thought with this track is the line, "I wonder why eternity won't end, here we go again." Replace eternity with the 80's or donuts or the long term effects of lyme disease, it doesn't really matter. The power of constant questioning remains the same. That's when you know you've penned a stellar line.

As a bit of a side note, I'd love for Communions to teach a class on lyric writing to Judah & the Lion. Man, I just feel like that mandolin and banjo are completely wasted because of their do-nothing-for-me lyrics.



"Somebody Else" by Verite (the 1975 cover)

On my last visit to Dun-well Donuts, I ordered a blueberry donut sundae. The vegan ice cream choices were strawberry and peanut butter. The lady checking me out said that a combination of the two would be like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She suggested I go that route. I thought about what she recommended, briefly, and then decided to do my own thing. In short, I let Dun-well and 3 Little Birds (the ice cream maker) do most of the work, but then I put my own twist on the final product. This is very similar to how Verite approaches cover songs. While overall she is not "too keen" on covering songs, every once in a while "things just fall into place" and a cover song happens. With her version of "Somebody Else" by the 1975, Verite tried to embrace the aesthetic (it is simple and relatable) and effective writing of the original. She then took it into her world and reinterpreted it a bit.



"Last Call" by Louis Vivet featuring Mister Blonde

Louis Vivet is a new member of the Liftoff family, a label run by the Disco Fries. Consider him the tiny baby. Only this tiny baby doesn't have to go through the same learning process as everyone else. Nope, the Louis Vivet version of a tiny baby can already make a fabulous dance track. That's something that my toddler still can't do. "Last Call" may not have much in common with J. Dilla, I have to admit that when I hear it, especially in a donut frame of mind, I can't help but think about this.



Videos:

"333" by Against Me!

Natasha, is that you? It took me until halfway through "333" for me to realize that the reason the actress looked so familiar is because it is Natasha Lyonne from Orange is the New Black. I'd have to say she's a pretty good pick when it comes to illuminating the push/pull relationship between repression and free sexuality. I mean isn't that what her character on OITNB deals with a large portion of the time?



"It's Just Us Now" by Sleigh Bells 

"It's Just Us Now" is almost like two songs in one. You've got the Sleigh Bells of old putting their mark all over the verses, I'm talking combining sonic elements, pushing sounds to and past their limits until they sound like an aural chainsaw. Then there is the new Sleigh Bells, the one that has stopped and started the writing of their new album, Jessica Rabbit, over and over during the last three years as they have tried to push free of the box that their previous releases have put them in. Jessica Rabbit found the band trying out new instrumentation and time signatures, swapping guitars for a synth pad, and even inviting in an outsider (Mike Elizondo who has worked with Dr. Dre and Fiona Apple among others) for the first time. The new Sleigh Bells features melodies that zig-zag in different directions, sort of like playing a game of flirtatious tag with those sonic elements. Both song and album are beautiful, ever-modulated, exercises in controlled chaos.



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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Food Pairing 101: What Goes Well with the New Single From Hazel English?

"I'm Fine" is a beautifully blurry indie-pop track powered by transcendent melodies and caked in layers of Californian sunshine and redolent reverb.
-Hazel English Press Release

Did someone say cake? No? I swear I heard someone mention cake. Right now, while I was just sitting here listening to the new Hazel English single, "I'm Fine." "I'm Fine," like most of Hazel English's tracks, can best be described as sun drenched indie pop with a little bit of lo-fi on the side. Listening to her, I'm reminded a lot of Day Wave. The 25-year-old Oakland-based artist recently announced her debut 12-inch vinyl EP, Never Going Home, on House Anxiety/Marathon Artists. You'll be able to get your hands on it October 7th.

I'd pair this stunning track with some sort of sunshiney vegan cake. This vegan lemon sunshine layer cake seems like it would do just the trick.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Food Flavored Album Review: This Album Does Not Exist by DREAMERS

When I visited Brooklyn back in July, I was limited to just one big meal in the city. I had to sift through pages and pages of bookmarks, whittle down hundreds of options to just one. I decided that my one meal should be at Champs Diner in Williamsburg. They seemed to be everything that Tampa was lacking. Completely vegan, highly recommended, delicious diner food. After choosing Champs, I figured the hard work was done. It wasn't. There were dozens of items on Champs menu that sounded amazing. How could I choose just one? While I eventually did select one, a pretty good buffalo chicken sandwich, there was another item, an opportunity cost for those economic nerds out there, on the Champs special of the day board that stayed with me long after I left Brooklyn and returned to Tampa. That item was a Cauliflower Po' Boy. According to the description, this Po' Boy included breaded cauliflower, cajun slaw, pickles and vegan bacon. I've made a version of this sandwich several times over the past month. Most of these Cauliflower Po' Boy experiences have coincided with my listening to the debut LP from DREAMERS.

DREAMERS debut, titled This Album Does Not Exist, and the Cauliflower Po' Boy actually have quite a bit in common. On the surface, both have ties to Brooklyn. The Po' Boy idea, born at Champs, while DREAMERS spent about two years living in a practice space in the city. Both recipe and album are blurred culminations of varied experiences and tastes. For DREAMERS this means that the band wrote the album while suffering through self-induced houselessness and the aforementioned two years living in a Brooklyn practice space. Also inspiring parts of the album are the band's circling of the US four times in a small van and their experience seeing countless cities and meeting new people everywhere they went. Meanwhile, the Po' Boy variety comes from its spicy hot sauce, sour pickles, fragrant Cajun spice and salty bacon. But let's not just hang out on the surface. Let's dig a bit deeper into both album and recipe and see how else album inspires recipe and vice versa.

At the top of DREAMERS This Album Does Not Exist is "Drugs," an anthemic sing-a-long that touches on millennial partying habits. Stay high, get higher, don't think for yourselves, follow along like sheep, its okay because you are still young, do it all, everything, for the drugs, you can never get enough. These partying habits, when run through a Po' Boy language translator, are similar to what I experience when it comes to pickles. F*** if I can't get enough, do it all for them, put peanut butter on them and chalk it all up to the youth that sloshes around inside. The key here is good pickles. Don't buy that s*** that sits on your grocery counters unrefrigerated. Get 'em local from whoever dabbles in pickle making. Trust me, the subtle sourness and crunch these local honeys provide will be so worth it.



Now that you've got a fist full of drugs racing through your central nervous system, DREAMERS come out firing with one of the fastest tracks on the album. "Never Too Late To Dance" is another in a long line of songs about dancing that actually make me want to leave the kitchen and turn some ballroom full of fussy bottoms on its head. This track is catchy as hell thanks to the rhythmic background, pulsating drum beats, the grouped out oh oh ohs and the "can we chase the fire from a lost romance, it's never too late to dance" chorus. Playing the same catchy as hell, fiery, stay drunk on your kiss role in the Po' Boy is the cauliflower. Dredged in corn meal, spices, soy milk and hot sauce, and then baked in the oven, the cauliflower is hot, carby and difficult to resist. Sometimes I plan to make three or four sandwiches but only wind up with two because of my sneaking cauliflower pieces between sandwich construction. My favorite part of the sandwich, my favorite song on the album.



"Last Night on Earth" is one of those songs about watching the world blow up around you. There is a sense of urgency to the track as it questions whether this is heaven or a curse. The only thing apparent is that "s***'s going crazy." Despite the possibility that this could be the last night on earth, the song's participants seem to remain pretty level headed. I mean just the fact that they can take a few moments to contemplate whether this really is the end and seem to be pretty clear about what they want to happen if this is their last night on earth speaks volumes about their "coolness." Had this Po' Boy had some cucumbers in it, I totally would've paired that up with "Last Night on Earth." But because it doesn't, I went with the bacon portion of the sandwich. Why you ask? I feel like the bacon embraces its own flavor. S**t's going all crazy around it with cajun slaw, spicy cauliflower and sour pickles and the bacon does the whole remain calm and bacon on thing. For this Po' Boy, I used the Bacun recipe found here.



Without sounding too much like a television show, I previously featured Sweet Disaster in this post. In the post I said "tonight, you're on top of the world, the king (or queen) of some late night, neon loaded, kingdom of debauchery. Across from you is the person of your moment, the one who puts nothing but bad things into your mind when they are around. Each new destination, on this fine evening, means a different jukebox to control. You've spent time with the Ramones, the Rolling Stones and a sea of others whom you can no longer recollect. As the two of you step outside and watch the final bar close its door and shut off the lights, you lean in for your goodbyes. Despite the fact that you are both swimming "in a river of champagne," a quick glance shows that you are both on the same page when it comes to this night. While "some nights feel like every night, this one feels brand new." And that's me quoting me. "Sweet Disaster" translates nicely to the cajun slaw component of the Po' Boy. The slaw could've easily felt like every other slaw, but it's combination of vegan mayo, cabbage and cajun seasonings comes across as something brand new. Of note, after numerous failed attempts at homemade aquafaba mayo, I bit the bullet and used Hampton Creek's Just Mayo for my vegan mayo. It was my first time using the product and I loved its balance of acidic richness and smooth, almost sauce like texture.



Which brings us to the bread. The bread needs to be a good one as it is what pulls everything together in the sandwich. It is both the first and last thing that you taste. I can't help but think that all the other ingredients probably wish they could play the same essential role that the bread does in the Po' Boy. I've tried to massage all their egos and tell them how important they all are but there is definitely some jealousy that lingers between pickles, cauliflower, slaw and bread. While "Lucky Dog" isn't the first song or the last one and it doesn't come across as the most memorable (despite its kickass handclaps and driving sing-along chorus), it does deal with a similar issue. "Lucky Dog" is a song about having the hottest girl in the crew and trying to stay grounded. It isn't easy to garner all that attention and keep your head about you. The line "All my friends ingredients, wish they were me instead" seems to sum up both album and recipe.



Most of the other songs didn't really do much for me. "Wolves (You Got Me)" and "To the Fire" both got better with age and perhaps, in a month or two, they could play some role in defining the Cauliflower Po' Boy. But in the here and now, they just fall a bit short of the tracks I highlighted.

Overall, I had a blast this summer eating Po' Boys and listening to This Record Doesn't Exist by DREAMERS. Neither album nor recipe is life defining. They won't wind up on any all time lists. But both are joined together when it comes to crafting a definition for the summer of 2016.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Click (Music): Wildflowers, Hookers, Lookers and Magazine Perfection

"Wildflowers" by Caged Animals

I've spent most of the summer unsuccessfully driving a manual lawnmower around my yard. Instead of cutting the chest high weeds we inherited when we moved here, it simply bent them over. Dandelions, chickweed and clover laughed at my mower's ineptitude. I took as much as I could before I grabbed my shears and cut those wildflowers by hand. I then packed them into soups, pestos and puddings that my daughter and I would share on the back deck (now who is laughing you wildflower bastards!). It was hard work but it was so totally worth it. I relive those celebratory wildflower recipes every time I hear Caged Animals belting out "you got here on your own and you're free to face the sun."



"Joyride" by Ceasefire

Do wildflowers picked at night taste the same as those harvested during the daytime? Will this weed kill me if I eat it? Why the hell does "Joyride" by Ceasefire only have 56 plays? These are the things that great minds (myself) have been pondering for the last fortnight (thirty-seconds).



"Lookers" by the Menzingers

"Lookers" depresses me. Don't get me wrong, it is a hell of a song (especially with pizza) but there is something about getting nostalgic about how good you used to look in the old days that makes me feel sad inside. I had trouble placing my finger on exactly what it was until my therapist gave it to me point blank. He said "Tender, you're ugly. You've always been ugly. This song speaks of a time when the characters looked good. You've never experienced that." To add insult to injury, he followed this up by telling me insurance hasn't covered our last few visits and I owe him $3,976.15. Broke and ugly. I'm getting drunk on wildflower kombucha tonight.



"Happiness" by Trails and Ways

"Happiness" is Keith's, of Trails and Ways, answer to an argument with an old friend. She said to him that if you have to try to be happy, then it's fake happiness. Keith's thought is that an attitude like hers can leave a person stuck in pride for their hip, authentic depression. Seeking real happiness means a person has to be honest when they're not, and that's a scary path. That's why we have happiness: you won't find it easier for long. "Happiness" has easily become my favorite Trails and Ways song. I love the punky dream-pop guitars and the backing vocals of Madeline Kenney. More importantly, I love the way it makes me feel when I look in the mirror.



"People Like Us" by Susie-Blue

"People Like Us" by Derry four-piece Susie Blue is a pretty powerful track. Its message challenges intolerance and hatred in society, particularly in the form of homophobia. In related news, the preacher from Georgia who said that he saw the victims in the Orlando pulse shooting as "getting what they deserve" now finds himself on the other side of that statement. If your nose ain't clean, which for most of us it isn't, maybe just keep your pitchforks to yourself.




"Magazine Perfection" by The Khanz

Sometimes perfect beauty is just a photoshop or two away. Sometimes it is so much farther. And still, people go for it. That's what the fabulous "Magazine Perfection" is about. My favorite line, "I wanna change my face (so chop it off)." Take it from the guy whose therapist called him "ugly as f***," these changes, in the long run, are so not worth it.



Remixes:

"Back 2 U" by Steve Aoki (Unlike Pluto Remix)

Text my mom sent me this week: I've never heard the original but Unlike Pluto's remix is 2 Hot 2 Hand13.

My response: Hand13? What does that mean? Mom, ur txt speak needs some work, smh.



Videos:

"Crash" by Against Me!

I could do without all the christmas lights but f*** if that "I'm not a crash landing!" chorus doesn't make up for every single one of them.



"Bridge and Tunnel" by Coheed and Cambria

"Bridge and Tunnel" definitely isn't your older brothers Coheed and Cambria. This song is remarkably different from a lot of their previous work, at least the stuff I'm familiar with. I mean pianos? Church like background harmonizers? Careless whispers? I can't help but think that if I was listening to this thirteen years ago instead of "A Favor House Atlantic" maybe my mom and dad wouldn't have made me move out on my own. Then, of course, I wouldn't have been caught with that hooker that I could've sworn was a girl which led to me losing custody of my humongous cat that is now an internet star with tons of endorsements. I probably never would've filed for bankruptcy. The cops wouldn't have come to my house because the buzzer of my roommates dryer wouldn't shut off and discovered the underground Gatorade scheme I was running that got me a night in jail and caused me...

Damn "A Favor House Atlantic" you really effed up my s***.



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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Where They Eat: Techtonic at Ezell's Famous Chicken

Seattle based brothers Evan and Tyler Gilsdorf, the duo behind Techtonic, have just released their new track "You Told Me." The single is a hymnal for all those who worship at the feet of summery, future bass. For those of us who just pass by every once in a while to toss an egg or scrawl graffiti on the religious shrines, the song is simply a catchy as hell bender that really challenges your inner dance self.

Despite what the track says, anyone can't really do this shit. It takes a special duo (and then some) to pull off a song like this off. According to whispers I've heard around the future bass community (and posts I've read on future bass message boards), Techtonic couldn't have pulled off "You Told Me" without first selling their soul. They found a buying partner in Seattle stalwart Ezell's Famous Chicken. Here's Evan describing Ezell's and how their chicken relates to "You Told Me":

Ezell's Famous Chicken is that one spot in town where you drive by and your mouth starts watering even if you just ate.
"It's not in the best neighborhood in town either (good soul food rarely is) so you've really gotta commit to making a trek to the other side of town if you want to get it, not to mention the line out the door. But oh man, is it worth it. I feel the chicken fingers are kind of like this song for a few reasons. One, the breading is nice and airy, kind of like the start of this track. But once you bite into them you get the full flavor, and then the spice - just like the 2 drop tiers of the song. The middle section is a call and response rhythm, much like the constant dipping of the chicken in homemade ranch. But most of all, these chicken fingers remind me of a bright summer day hanging with friends and enjoying the simpler things in life, much like was the inspiration for this track."

Get out your finest dancing shoes, grab a jigger of that homemade ranch and experience "You Told Me" how it was meant to be.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Food Pairing 101: What goes well with Beer, Brussels and (Vegan) Bacon?

I woke up this morning with a pounding headache. I replayed last night in my head to see if I could place the source of my pain. Had I eaten Brazil nuts? Snorted lines of fermented cheeses? Did I do shots of vinegar again? Unfortunately I couldn't remember a thing. I stumbled out to my refrigerator and opened it. There, tucked inside the door, was a bottle of Sharkinator White IPA half gone. I pulled out my Untappd App and, there it was, plain as day. I had checked off that I drank a half bottle of Sharkinator (actually I had used it to baste some cauliflower for a burrito but who is keeping score aside from me?). I sought out some hangover cures online, found one that seemed to work with a vegan diet, and by eleven was ready to tackle the day.

The further my hangover drifted into history, the more I felt guilty about wasting half a bottle of beer. I scoured the refrigerator and found some brussels sprouts and vegan bacon. I decided to baste the brussels in a little beer and veggie broth and then toss them into garlic covered vegan bacon. I sprinkled a little Gomassio on to close things out.

So what did I pair with this brussels and beer experience? How about a track that pleads "please take me out dancing this Saturday night, please get me a little drunk, I won't ask why." It's like SLØTFACE's "Take Me Dancing" was written just for me. In reality the track, according to vocalist Haley Shea, is about being free to be yourself regardless of gender. She went on to explain that some people were skeptical about a group of feminists releasing a song about drinking and dancing. SLØTFACE likes partying and drinking and they want people to know that it is okay to make mistakes (you know, maybe drink half a beer too much or pour a little extra in your cauliflower sort of thing). That's why "Take Me Dancing" was written, recorded and released.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Click (Music): Manicured Pea Pods, The Shondes, Babylon, Zombie Eyed and the Importance of Vowels

"Hollywood Romance" by Ex-Cassette

Somewhere amongst the manicured pea pods and farm-to-table vegan, Paleo, high-protein, gluten-free, allergy-conscious, pregnancy-oriented meals on wheels that A-Listers like Felicity Huffman, Jessica Biel, Jeremy Piven, Tom Arnold, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum consume on the reg is a budding and spontaneous romance ready to begin. That romance, while magical and all consuming, bleeds quickly. Before the delivery guy can even get that $48 dollar plate (plus delivery fee) to their door, the credits have rolled and the end has come. All that's left behind is a collection of memories captured in song.

On a side note, Hollywood Romance's closing line is the best song ending I've heard since Jimmie's Chicken Shack went all "when you die, your dead" on us.



"Babylon" by Half the Animal

The story of “Babylon,” as sung by Half the Animal, ends with a chorus of children suggesting to anyone that is still listening that they see the shadows that are present but they will continue to hold on no matter what the cost. This little sing-a-long symbolizes the idea that even though youth can be lost prematurely because of bad habits, it is never too late to make a change for the better and recapture the camaraderie and community of growing up. As Half the Animal suggests, "Everyone deals with their own “Babylon” in life." Knowing this, knowing we all are going through the same type of sh** just in a slightly different manner, immediately strengthens some of the ruptured bonds created by growing up. The key is to just pull your head out of your phone for long enough to experience it.



"Everything Good" by The Shondes

I tried to play the role of cynic when it came to "Everything Good." Afterall, the song was written by the The Shondes, a band that prides "themselves on their ability to get a cynic to sing along." But f*** it if I couldn't. I mean the way that the band embraces all that is beautiful in life and human relationships in "Everything Good" is enough to break the stone soul of even the world's most dour. Everything about the song, from the lyrical delivery of Louisa Solomon to the swelling height of Elijah Oberman's violin, to the spirited cohesion between Courtney Robbins guitar and Alex Smith's drums, serves one singular purpose, to make happiness in rock and roll a thing again.



"Vowels (and the Importance of Being Me)" by Hunny

I think I remember singing a version of Hunny's new song in kindergarten. How is that possible? My teacher was pretty cool. She was all up on a ton of bands that didn't even exist yet.




"Day by Day" by Disco Fries featuring Katt Rose

I think I read somewhere that a blogger felt that this track was a summer anthem. I'd have to say that I disagree with them somewhat. I think this track is the summer anthem for a recovering alcoholic who is stuck in some sort of groundhog day like state during the Fourth of July. Otherwise, its a pleasure to grind too whether it is summer, fall, winter or spring.



Remixes:

"Lights Down Low" by Max (Two Friends Remix)

This remix by Two Friends hit number one on Hypem a few days ago. My posting it now is sort of like the time my mom finally figured out how to get on Myspace and realized that there was no one left there. That's right, I'm like the old, technology impotent mother of the music blogging world. I wear that description like a badge of old lady perfume honor.



Videos:

"Zombie Eyed" by The Dirty Nil

What goes around comes around you evil, blood spattering brat.



"Hollywood Romance" by Ex-Cassette

During the holidays my family went through some of the old VHS cassettes my parents had at the house. One of the tapes featured my brother and I singing "Self Esteem" in a cheesy, early 90's style, music video that we made at the beach. I have to say the circle outs and wipe away visual effects that seemed so rad when we first made the video, now seem terribly dated and ridiculous. They are the kind of effects that Ex-Cassette used in their video for "Hollywood Romance" to ironically make a point. What's the point? Look no further than the man's name they hired to direct the video....Tim Cheeseman. There's your point.



"You Don't Get Me High Anymore" by Phantogram

What if Jack Nicholson's character in The Shining had his own home improvement show?



"A Living Human Girl" by The Regrettes

The video for "A Living Human Girl" is chock-full of (visual) real talk, exploring the idea of girls as paper dolls to be dressed and judged by others. Here's to hoping the world will be slightly different once we get a female president.




"Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey

Here are some FUN REAL FACTS about "Closer" by the Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
1) This is not a love song
2) Shaun Frank and Louis the Child helped with the song during the Friendzone Tour!
3) 90% of this song was finished within the first 2 days
4) Drew had all his ex girls at syracuse in mind when he wrote this.
5) The tattoo's on the cover art were drawn by hand onto the bodies... if you look closer the hero tat on their arms combines them
6) We no longer drink fireball...
7)Shack Shack > In and Out

DONT FUCK YOUR EX.

The track is also Drew's debut as a lead vocalist! Hopefully he comes back for more.




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