Best Ex (FKA Candy Hearts) are releasing another shiny new track.
Still landing sugary side up, the song is all glistening optimism, gritted teeth determination and twirling belief in a little bit of everything. It’s called ‘Someday‘ but you can hear it today. Look!
“I wrote the majority of this song when I was riding the last train home from New York City to my small NJ suburb — and I’d never written something so fast in my life,” explains Mariel Loveland. “I had just come from watching my friend’s band play a really great show, and I was sort of thinking about our lives and how we had all been struggling in some sort of way to make something of ourselves.
“I think a lot has happened in the last couple of years — for all of us — a lot of setbacks and some wins, too. The only constant through all of it was how we always helped each other figure it out, no matter what it was. I think I wrote this song as a sort of anthem to the most insecure parts of myself — the parts that felt like the best I could do was never really good enough. What’s really special to me is that those same friends who inspired the song helped me sing the chorus, and like most things, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them.”
Following on from ‘Girlfriend‘, ‘Someday’ is the second track to be taken from the band’s upcoming ‘Ice Cream Anti-Social‘ which is going to be thrown this Summer. July 14th via Alcopop if you need a date for your diary. Preorders are available now.
“Ice Cream Anti-Social is sort of an ode to those moments where you’re alone in your room and reflecting on your life. As a whole, it covers those sort of thoughts you can’t kick when you’re laying in bed about to fall asleep or it’s midnight and you’re in your underwear eating ice cream out of the carton wondering what the heck happened to you. It wavers that fine line where you aren’t sure if you’re actually killing it or a total mess.
“I don’t know if this is a true fact about life or anything — I’m sure those older than me will disagree — but this EP was largely about coming to terms with the fact that no matter how many people are around you, you will always be sort of alone. It’s a feeling I’ve struggled with, more so in the last few years than ever, and it felt really good to explore that idea as it relates to relationships and work. In part, I wanted to prove myself wrong. And maybe one day I will.”
Kicking off in a little under two weeks, Best Ex are hitting the road. Dates as follows.
25 Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD
26 Canal Club, Richmond, VA
27 Milestone, Charlotte, NC
28 New Brookland Tavern, Columbia, SC
30 TBD, Tampa, FL
01 Backbooth, Orlando, FL
02 Siberia, New Orleans, LA
03 Dirty 30, Dallas, TX
04 Dirty Dog Bar, Austin, TX
06 Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
07 Beauty Bar, Las Vegas, NV
08 The Holding Company, San Diego, CA
09 Viper Room, Los Angeles, CA
10 Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
12 Loading Dock, Salt Lake City, UT
14 Vega, Lincoln, NE
15 Subterranean, Chicago, IL
16 Mahall’s, Cleveland, OH
17 Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh, PA
19 Middle East Upstairs, Boston, MA
20 Studio at Webster Hall, New York, NY
21 The Foundry, Philadelphia, PA