Powers and the People drops breakup anthem “hungover.”

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Energetic, honest, and empowering!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hi Powers and the People, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.

Powers and the People is a five-piece indie band formed in Nashville, TN.

Hailing from all over the country, each member brings unique musical influences and sensibilities that unites to create a sound comparable to driving down the highway with no AC and the windows down. Whether it is Americana, R&B, or (pop) punk – that eclectic sound is unified by vocalist Adeline Powers’ incisive lyrics and the band’s playful and octave-spanning vocal harmonies. Other founding members include Nick Best on bass, Connor Doak on guitar, Alaina Milukas on keys, and Mary Smith on drums.

Start streaming “hungover.” here:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?

This song was built to be screamed in the car and sent from one best friend to another as a reminder that whoever broke your heart never deserved your heart in the first place.

Released on June 2, 2023. It all began with the first line, “I think you’re doing that childish sh*t again.” We wrote this song to be incisive, conversational, and a reckless expression of everything we wish we could say to the callous source of our heartbreak (although we probably shouldn’t).

What is your vision for this song? What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?

This song is for anyone who is going through a breakup to just let their hair down and belt out the loud, brash, and infectious chorus.

Our song, hungover. is about examining the end of a relationship with a pop-punk sound and youthful indifference. It began with strong with angsty vocals, the song launches with powerful rhythmic hits that never let up.

What is your favorite part of this body of work?

“You! Ain’t! Sh*t!” Everyone in the band participated in this explosive moment— this culmination of rage and acceptance. When we play this live, this shockingly honest and charged line provides a safe space for the audience to express frustration, disappointment, and hope for healing.

Anything else we should know about it? Future releases? 

Our song “hungover.” follows our debut single, “If It Ain’t Broke,” which is already available on all streaming platforms. We play our original music frequently around Nashville and have begun venturing out of state to share our music with a bigger audience. “hungover.” and “If It Ain’t Broke” are precursors to our next single releases and inevitable EP/LP.

Finally, we are releasing merch for this tune, so if listeners or partakers in boozy Saturday nights want a hoodie, t-shirt, sticker, or hat that says “hungover.”, those will be available shortly after the song’s release on June 2.

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