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Album: Abysmal Thoughts (2017)
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Songfacts®:

  • Drums mainman Johnny Pierce wrote this song about being emotionally used when he was visiting the Art Basel international art fair. He recalled to Nylon magazine: "This track is about being down at Art Basel a couple of years ago, and feeling really mistreated by a boy I was crushing on. He kinda played with my emotions, but I shouldn't have been seeing him anyways. He's one of those professional plus-ones, if ya know what I mean."
  • This was released as the second single from Abysmal Thoughts. Pierce told HMV.com regarding the album title:

    "Well I had only dark thoughts making this album, and I had this title at the beginning of the album, but I had hoped that things would improve in my life and I would be in a better place emotionally speaking by the end of making the album - but that didn't happen the way I had hoped, so Abysmal Thoughts stayed and I'm glad for it. I think it is an album with a strong identity and it wouldn't be the same if the album was called Ice Cream on Bleeker Street."

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