Thursday, August 24, 2023

Everone Asked About You - "A Better Way to a Broken Heart"

Photo by Daniel Bergeron

We don't typically bring you reissues, but when it's something as great as Everyone Asked About You we simply can't resist. The "DIY queer tweemo outfit" from Little Rock formed in 1996 and broke up in 2000. The latest single off of their upcoming career spanning reissue, "A Better Way to a Broken Heart," doesn't sound like what most people consider emo these days. The song title along is pure late emo, and so is the sound of the song. It's more 90's indie rock melding noise and melody in a seemless fashion along with heartfelt lyrics. Despite not knowing of Everyone Asked About You, "A Better Way to a Broken Heart" is making me intensely nostalgic for that time period.

Chris Sheppard says of the song:

"If one wanted to create a narrative timeline of those songs, this song would fit between 'it’s days like this' and 'everyone asked about you'. ABWTABH is a brief vignette of a late summer night escape before the onslaught of fall responsibilities descends. The drum machine and moog coda sound the shortened days of early September."

You can watch the visualizer for "A Better Way to a Broken Heart" below. Paper Airplanes, Paper Hearts, which includes their one album and 7" releases, is due out September 8 via Numero Group, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Everyone Asked About You, check out the band on Instagram and Twitter.

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