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lovelytheband! A new indie pop band has appeared in the last year and found its way into the hearts of many Spotify listeners, marking the beginning of a successful journey with their first song finding its way onto the Billboard’s Alternative Song.
The trio of Mitchy Collins, Jordan Greenwald, and Sam Price on vocals, guitar, and drums respectively exude a laid-back vibe that is nothing short of catchy. With an aura similar to that of Foster the People, your head can’t help but bounce to the uplifting beat that is central to their songs.
Formed in 2016 from Los Angeles, California, the band’s debut single “Broken” released in July 2017 and quickly dominated the world of Spotify with over three million streams. They released their debut EP, Everything I Could Never Say, later that year in September after signing with Another Century Records, producing five more songs that capture the essence that is quickly becoming known as lovelytheband.
I stumbled across lovelytheband when I was listening to a Spotify radio station, the first few seconds of synth making my ears perk up and grabbing my attention right away. The combination of the heavy lyrics of “I like that you’re broken / Broken like me / Maybe that makes me a fool / I like that you’re lonely / Lonely like me / I could be lonely with you” sung in such a light tone made this song instantly appealing. Not one for love songs usually, this song was an exception. “Broken” was hopeful and beautiful, not fake optimistic and cheesy, accepting the reality of people and life and love and making the most out of that reality rather than running and hiding from it.
lovelytheband frames the truth of the world with eloquence and good vibes, embracing a broken reality with their music that puts the broken pieces of life back together. With their songs, it makes being broken perfectly okay.