Portland, Maine trio Weakened Friends have shared the final single from their forthcoming album Quitter, out this Friday November 19th via Big Scary Monsters and Don Giovanni Records. “Everything is Better” is out now with an accompanying video.
Anyone who’s experienced a particularly rough breakup knows the feeling of being made to be the villain. On “Everything is Better” Weakened Friends accept and lean into that role, singing “you say I don’t care, so I won’t care“. The falling out described on this track is platonic, not romantic, but the repeated assurance that “everything is better when you’re not around,” is a brutal takedown of a hook that shows friend breakups can be just as harsh, if not worse. The music video splices together live performance footage with some post-apocalyptic Super-8 beach scenes complete with hazmat suits on an otherwise normal-seeming sunny summer day.
Listen to “Everything Is Better” and watch the video for it below: