Elvis Depressedly close out their upcoming album New Alhambra with “Wastes Of Time,” a reservedly hopeful footnote on an album that’s filled with the kind of optimistic squirming that’s present on early singles “Bruises (Amethyst)” and “No More Sad Songs (n.m.s.s.).” It’s difficult to stay positive in the “sad world we were raised in,” but this song comes across as a plea to a singular someone to let’s get through this together. “If we fuck up, it’s alright/ Theres so much more to life than all these wastes of time.” It’s an insular song in a world of its own, where maybe the relationship between two people is stronger and more worthwhile than our relationship with the society around us. “You can hate it, but what’s the use?” Listen below.
New Alhambra is out 5/12 via Run For Cover.