Los-Angeles based producer/songwriter duo THEY, have had a big last year or so, winning fans over with their 2017 debut album Nü Religion: Hyena and their performance at Coachella this year.The group is back today (June 8) with a new single dedicated to fathers, “Pops,” just in time for Father’s Day.
The first verse is more somber, telling the story of a strained father-son relationship. “Someday’s I would scream, “I can’t stand you”/And then he slipped up say he wished he never had me,” group member Drew sings. Even a change of scenery hasn’t changed the resentment:I closed the distance once that nigga moved to Cali/I wish I never moved to Cali.”
Soon, his perspective changes, and he learns to appreciate his father. “How it feel pops, to see your young boy getting money/Got that deal pops, put a little back up in your pocket” he shares, in a happier tone than before. “Here pops, I can pay you back for college for real pops/Finally living like you lived.”
The chorus is mostly centered around trying to find yourself, and hoping your father’s well-wishes will assist you. “He used to pray for them better days till they came ’round/Hate where I’m heading but I can’t slow down,” he admits.” Pray that I feel the same when I come down, hey/Been tryna make a change, I don’t know how.”
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