We looked back at the “golden era” of emo this week, but let’s not forget that there’s still plenty of great music along those genre lines being made today. “No Hard Feelings” is from Hemingway’s upcoming debut album, Pretend To Care, and it screams ’90s in a good way. The Portland band is achingly honest, toeing the line of overly sentimental but never crossing it. It feels like the lines “You’re never coming over anymore/ I never wanna see you” have been sung a million times before, but the emotions are so universal, and Hemingway is endearing enough to make them work. Listen below.
Hemingway’s debut album, Pretend To Care, is out 9/30 via 6131 Records.