The album commences with their empowering and delightfully anthemic track, DFTM. It was a track they were unsure about, however, was the single that painfully resonated the most. “All of the lyrics are something that I’ve experienced first hand, and it’s actually sad to think about how many people relate to it,” explains Heather.
The band elaborates: “God I’m Such a Mess, honestly it says it all. These past few years have been extremely tough for everyone - it’s easy to feel nihilistic or want to give up, and each new hurdle seems so much fucking bigger than the last one. This album is really about telling yourself it’s OKAY to be upset. It’s okay to cry, to be angry, to be anxious, to struggle because if you’re honest about not being okay, it makes it easier to start walking the path towards being okay again. It’s okay to throw your whole heart and soul into something, even if it fails.”
At the core of their music is the concept of using theatrics, drama, and genre-bending to tell a more truthful story. It’s their go-for-broke honesty that gives God I’m Such A Mess its power and gravity. “We’re an open book, and so is this album.”
Release: November 13, 2020, Best & Fairest
Words: Future Popes