Have you ever been in a situation where you really want to do something, but you know it’s going to come back to bite you down the road? Sometimes you can talk yourself out of it. Other times, you just march on ahead knowing full well you’re going to pay for it. It’s that latter feeling that New Zealand band The Beths explore on their new single “Future Me Hates Me.” Not only did The Beths share this new song, but they also revealed a music video and announced their upcoming album of the same name (via Stereogum).
“Future Me Hates Me” is a blissful indie rock jam, just like how we blissfuly screw over our future selves. Lead singer Elizabeth Stokes gives the song both its catchy guitar riff and its emotional core. Meanwhile, band members Jonathan Pearce (guitar), Benjamin Sinclair (bass), and Ivan Luketina-Johnston (drums) all pitch in to give the song a wonderful musical depth to go along with the emotional depth of the lyrics. All four band members sing as well, resulting in excellent harmonies throughout.
You can watch the music video above, and I strongly recommend you do. The Beths are both on stage and in the audience in the video. The version of the band onstage is joined by a truly wild production involving aliens, bubble guns, and some of the best costumes you’ll ever see grace a stage.
Future Me Hates Me is set for release on August 10 through Carpark Records. You can preorder the album in physical or digital forms now With a whole summer between now and then, you should definitely carve out some space in your listening for The Beths.