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Matthew Lowry Laments Growing Up On Newest Single

New Single, “All My Friends Are Selling Out,” from Forthcoming New Album

The Florida star takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to the tried-and-true alternative rock genre, fully exemplified on the first single from debut album Flamingo County.

Still from "All My Friends Are Selling Out" music video
Still from "All My Friends Are Selling Out" music video

Despite its potentially eye-roll-inducing title, “All My Friends Are Selling Out,” the lyrics are in on the joke. Lowry dips his toes into classic 80’s rock sounds to mourn the days of youthful rebellion he once shared with his friends, moving on to face adulthood. As dramatic as that sounds, Lowry applies these sentiments to an upbeat, classic-rock-infused summer jam.

“All my friends are better off,” he whines, “They’ve been makin’ all the moves / Building lives and having kids / I’m still renting my room.” However, the track does not read as Lowry simply moaning and groaning about aging and the loss of much excitement in his life. Instead, he seems to poke fun at himself and the inevitable mid-life crisis one often has when the glory days fade away.

Though he declares his pals are “selling out,” it’s obvious that the singer is a bit jealous of their more mature endeavors. Having sustainable careers, growing families, and a more mellow lifestyle seemingly betrays one’s edge, as Lowry communicates. However, it seems Lowry is just afraid of being left behind, sung in his signature bummer-rock fashion.

“This song” is available now on major streaming platforms like YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music, and SoundCloud. Its parent album, Flamingo County, is out September 15.

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Cameron Landry

Cameron Landry is a former journalism student at The George Washington University, and a current writer for Alchemical Records. He’s shared a passion for music journalism for several years, and focused much of his reporting as an undergraduate on how independent music venues have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Based in Washington, DC, Cameron can often be found at local concerts (and record stores!) in the district.

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