If you need a reason to keep waking up every morning, remember that it’s only about a month before PWR BTTM’s new album Pageant comes out. We’ve posted their two early singles, “Big Beautiful Day” and “Answer My Text,” and both rule. Today, the’ve shared a third, a grand and aching power ballad (a PWR BLLD?) called “LOL.” The song starts out as spindly indie rock, but it swells up to operatic dimensions by the time it ends. (As in: There’s an actual opera singer on there.) Key lyric: “When you are queer, you are always 19.” Listen to it below.
Pageant is out 5/12 via Polyvinyl.