Post by Misha
You know how meeting new people is 20% butterflies and pop songs and 120% waiting to text them back exactly three minutes longer than they waited to text you?
There are a lot of songs out there telling you that someday it will be different. That one day you’ll meet Someone and you’ll be able to quit all the quantifying, the scorekeeping, the oneupsmanship and two-steps-back-taking, and open up your heart.
But not this song, thank god.
Paying Off The Happiness is cheerfully fatalistic, a cautionary tale about being tender-while-dating set to delightful pop-punk guitar and an ooh ahh chorus. A tune to whistle all the way to the Tinder date whose name you keep forgetting.
Illuminati Hotties burst onto the scene earlier this year with their fun-sad single You’re Better (Than Ever) and since then the LA band with a penchant for singing about hoodies has been busy; they signed to Tiny Engines, gained well-deserved momentum at SXSW, and announced their debut album (the cheekily titled Kiss Yr Frenemies) – not to mention released some of 2018’s very best commentary on modern dating.