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Pop punk pair We The Revelry are back with their second ever single, I’m The Scapegoat This Relationship Needs (Take The Heat, Spare The Jerk).
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The super long title might be reminiscent of classic pop-punk songs by the likes of Fall Out Boy and Panic! At the Disco, but the nostalgia doesn’t stop there. The instrumental parts of this song could be straight from a mid-2000s emo album, but vocalist Sam Stobbart’s Australiana spin on the lyrics keeps it fresh, unique and super accessible.
The track also comes with a lyric video—thankfully, because this is one hell of a sing along. As for the meaning behind it all, the duo says, “Some relationships & friendships can be really one sided. Almost to the point where you feel like you must deal with all the negative aspects whilst the other party enjoys the privileges and benefits of the relationship.”
“This song is about cutting off an unbalanced relationship and shouldering the blame and negative fallout—because deep down, you know it’s not a healthy place for you”.
We The Revelry was formed when Sam and Brendan re-united ten years after they knew each other in school, and made a strong debut with single (I Wanna Be) Myself In Someone Else’s Life. I’m The Scapegoat This Relationship Needs (Take The Heat, Spare The Jerk) is only the sophomore release from the pair, but it seems like they got the confidence boost they needed to unapologetically unleash their sound to the world.
We The Revelry’s I’m The Scapegoat This Relationship Needs (Take The Heat, Spare The Jerk) is available to stream and purchase at all good online outlets.