Brand-new alt trio lovely.the.band has a lyric video for their debut single “Broken,” and Billboard has the exclusive premiere.
Led by Mitchy Collins of indie pop group Oh Honey, with guitarist Jordan Greenwald and drummer Kosta Theodosis, lovely.the.band came together on a drunken night in West Hollywood. The band — which draws influence from MGMT, Pixies and Grouplove — aims to focus on themes of depression, anxiety, relationships and late nights with friends through music.
The video for “Broken” does just that. The clip is a depiction of new love, with two young women casually filming each other and trying on outfits, smoking on a balcony, drinking wine and enjoying each other’s company.
The easy-going relationship with a warm-filter overlay is soothing, as lyrics like, “I like that you’re lonely/ Lonely like me/ I could be lonely with you,” appear across the screen. The idea of feeling calm by finding someone who understands an inner brokenness is highlighted.
Fittingly, on the inspiration behind the tune, vocalist Collins said, “This song is about finding someone who is just as f—ed up and lost as you are, but somehow you make it work together. Everyone is a little bit broken inside, nobody’s perfect. This song is an ode to the broken ones.”
Watch the lyric video for “Broken” below: