Skylar McKee's Super Whatevr just dropped their second record, don't you wanna be glad?. It's a peppy sounding but altogether depressing record best described as catchy emo-pop. There's lots of pop-style production, lots of hooks, and twice the amount of depressing thoughts.
McKee's lyrics are the key to Super Whatevr. They're the driving force behind the music. The difference between this record and the band's previous efforts like Never Nothing, is that these songs are kind of like happy anthems for crippling depression. They sound so catchy, especially songs like "better.", "yours truly", and "so am i." They're all catchy songs that will get stuck in your head, but then you listen to what McKee is saying and you realize just how sad and lonely what he's singing about is. It's a different contrast to have in pop music, and most of the time it's welcome, it's just not something that you're going to get absorbed into on a regular basis.
Super Whatevr. is moving forward as a duo with McKee partnering up with drummer Chase Vernon, but this show largely remains McKee's. His lyrics are the focal point but he's got a knack for crafting pop meldoies too. This record's not perfect, not every song is worth listening to more than once. Still, the total sum of the parts is something that's pretty decent and worth at least going through.