Ahead of the release of his long-awaited debut album, Still Woozy has blessed us with a brand new single: “That’s Life.”The album, If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is, drops on August 13, and coincidentally perfectly encapsulates how I feel about his music.
The indie-pop king’s latest sparkly little crowd-pleaser is full of quirky guitar riffs, simple and honest lyrics, and well-thought-out composition. “That’s Life” speaks to the feeling of romantic nostalgia for a relationship that used to be happy and easy, but no longer is. It’s about that deep desire to be able to go back to a time when things were working, but as the lyrics suggest, life doesn’t work that way. In as much as losing a relationship and the happiness it used to bring can be really tough, people are meant to develop and grow, and sometimes things just don’t work out; there’s no going back, and that’s just life.
In true Still Woozy form, it’s an innovative and witty take on a painful experience. According to the artist himself, “That’s Life” is
“An attempt to make peace with life’s inconsistencies.”
And he may as well do so while backed by an absolute jam of a track. We’re all along for the ride.