March 18, 2022

hey, ily – “Intrusive Thoughts Always”

We called last year’s hey, ily EP Internet Breath “the Nintendocore x emo x powerpop x shoegaze hybrid you didn’t know you needed.” Today the Billings, Montana band — who describe their style as “genre dysphoric emo synth music from hell” — has returned with a similarly hyperactive genre meld called “Intrusive Thoughts Always.” It is an extremely wild, extremely online piece of music that fits a lot of melody, noise, and hard-rocking force into under four minutes. “Intrusive Thoughts Always” is the lead single from hey, ily’s full-length debut Psychokinetic Love Songs, dropping at the end of April.

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