Last night, Mat Cothran and Delaney Mills (who both play in the South Carolina DIY pop band Elvis Depressedly) released Failure II, a collection of four lo-fi covers that they recorded at home in one day. They’re all kind of perfect, but it’s their emotionally vulnerable, half-stoned interpretation of Alice DeeJay’s late-90s Eurodance staple “Better Off Alone” that I can’t stop replaying this morning. Buy/stream/download Failure II below; it’s not technically an Elvis Depressedly release, but since all four songs are so consistently filtered through their specific aesthetic, it kind of could be. Sidebar, I just realized there are YouTube commenters who think David Guetta made the original “Better Off Alone,” smdh.
Mat Cothran and Delaney Mills, “Failure II”