ALEXSUCKS Has No Problem Being the Bad Guy in "What’re We Doing Here"


ALEXSUCKS has gifted us, once again, with a new-age alternative indie-rock piece that is as raw as it is honest. "What’re We Doing Here" expands on the band's ability to produce pieces layered with addictive guitar and bass lines intertwined with hazy that lures us into a cycle of repeated listening. It is drenched in self-doubt and riddled with hints of the ugly reality of finding oneself stuck in a toxic relationship where the only person to blame is yourself.

At its core, "What’re We Doing Here" speaks to us from the perspective of being the bad guy. "They told you I'm insane, well, would you think that they’re wrong? / Well, who cares what they say, I’ll tell you now that you should run," sings the band, letting us into the inner turmoil at the heart of it all. The words sting as we bear witness to this internal battle between knowing the inevitability of hurting someone and simultaneously wanting to try for the better.

The piece’s lyrics spiral further down this path, as listeners are dragged along the floor as we are taken into the chorus. ALEXSUCKS sings, "I’m messing up, can’t figure out how to exist / don’t you wait for me, girl / It’s too late for me now / Just give up on it all / I’m a lost cause again." Accompanied by the underlying strokes of electric guitar and bass, the chorus provides us with a feeling that is reminiscent of a heartbeat, bringing on bouts of nostalgia as we recall our own past toxic relationships.

Riddled with guilt, the rest of the song pinpoints our own shame for our continued fuck-ups and just wanting to be done with it all. In the end, the chorus itself repeats in the same way we repeat our toxic cycles. All in all, "What’re We Doing Here" is a testament to the fact that whether it's for love or lust, it all becomes a black hole that we lose ourselves in. It's a part of the human experience that ALEXSUCKS capture in a moment of beautiful turmoil.

Watch the "What We're Doing Here" video below:


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