Who said the feelings of despair and confusion had to sound depressing? They certainly don’t in folk-pop band Trousdale’s “Any Day Now,” the latest single off the band’s forthcoming EP “What Happiness Is.”
The single, released today, is self-derogatory, anxious, and sad while at the same time featuring a chorus that captures the musicality and uplifting energy of uber-positive 2000’s megahits like Liz Phair’s “Extraordinary” and Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten.”
The lyrics, while bleak, lead up to a chorus that’s hopeful for a better future and a focus of making the best of the present moment. While the song’s lyrical content isn’t about a pandemic, instead the failure of a doomed relationship and the back-and-forth about the ups and downs of it, it’s hard not to want to sing along at the top of your lungs no matter what your relationship status is after the year and a half that we’ve collectively endured.
With their ability to effortlessly combine pop and Americana in “Any Day Now,” the group will of course garner comparisons to Kacey Musgraves, but the three-piece is also reminiscent of a more folksy Haim. They’re also able to stand on their own, something that will be further proven when
“What Happiness Is” drops on Nov. 12.Check out “Any Day Now” here.