Lately, things have seemed pretty grim. You don’t have to search long before you come across headlines reminding you of this, or music and TV series inspired by headlines that remind you of this, or friends recommending such music and TV series to you. And while this idea is central to Rare Americans’ newly unveiled album You’re Not a Bad Person, It’s Just a Bad World, the title alone hints at the sense of comfort the pop-punk outfit aims to inspire with their latest collection of tracks, preceded today by the first single “Moving On.”
Arriving with an animated music video created by Crooked City Studios, the track hones in on bouncing back from post-breakup ennui with an uplifting blend of catchy emo chorus and folk-punk acoustic chugging. “The hardest part is letting go of someone you love, even when you know in your heart it’s the right decision,” the group shares. “Relationships are scary. Loss hurts. Trusting someone new takes courage. These are often things in one’s personal life that people sometimes forget about, but they can be the biggest contributors to mental health.”
Check out the video below, and pre-save the new record—out August 19 via Empire—here.