Live your life.
Be your best.
Find your squad.
(All of these words are inane to the point of meaningless. What is the point... it’s stupid!)
I think they’re good!
Here’s some notes:
(Here are some notes, plural, come on.)
One two three four five!
Five more notes:
Five four three two one!
(They’re the same five notes, come on.)
Five and three!
(Oh I see, it goes between the fifth and the third to imitate baby talk because you like your music to infantilise you.)
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh oh-oh,
Oh-oh oh-oh, millennial pop!
Five three five three...
...Five three five three,
Five three five three, one two three two one!
(Ugh, why are we listening to this crap?!)
It’s great! (Whoo!)
(Oh, so you have like a chorus of partygoers now? It’s like, cool yeah.)
Yeah, they’re all having fun too! Come on!
(No! I’m not gonna...)
(Look, if I sing four bars, will you shut up?)
Yes! Just sing, you’ll have fun, you’ll enjoy yourself!
(Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh oh-oh,
Octave below, then pause for one bar.)
Yeah you know how it goes!
(Okay I’m done. Bye!)
from Metric System,
released November 4, 2022
Robbie Ellis · lead vocals, keyboards
Bonnie Gordon · co-lead vocals
Jake Dewar · acoustic guitars
Chip Aucoin, Ben Auxier, Alyssa Bailey, Keenan Camp, Jack Chylinski, Louie Cordon, Ashlee Hardgrave, Matt Keeley, Joelle Kross, Joelle Mendoza, Will Nicholson, Elizabeth Shuman, Jennifer Stuart, Weston Williams · crowd vocals
Robbie's lead vocals recorded by Matt Griffo at Chicago Recording Boutique.
Crowd vocals recorded by Julia A. Miller at Delmark Records, Chicago.
Edited by Robbie Ellis.
Mixed by Matt Griffo at Chicago Recording Boutique.