BEST NEW POP: BØRNS - I DON'T WANT U BACK

12/21/17
Borns - I Don't Want U Back

Sure, We Are: The Guard readers -- You read my posts and often think to yourself, “Man, why can’t I be poised and sophisticated like Ingrid?” But I am not perfect despite what my looks may make you believe!

You know who IS perfect, though? BØRNS. We are not worthy of BØRNS’ glorious music, and his new single “I Don’t Want U Back” is just further proof of this. Listen to the third single off his upcoming album below. And then bow down.

 

BØRNS - I DON'T WANT U BACK

spotify It’s not just because “I Don’t Want U Back” is a dreamy elegant synthpop song -- we’ve come to know and love this from him at this point. It’s the sheer fact that the lyrics driving “IDWUB” are a cumulative scathing account of a crappy relationship. But BØRNS stays classy even while singing about his ex’s defects -- and trust me, it’s not like he’s exactly holding back. It’s simultaneously the smoothest AND shadiest rejection track I have heard.

“Thanks, but not in a million years,” is the message BØRNS is conveying and it’ll leave you wanting to learn a thing or two about self-control. I mean, some people really struggle with that, you know? And then they end up getting blasted Halloween weekend and drunk-text a chain of hate-comments directed at their ex. Like, that can get really embarrassing, you know guys??

No, I don’t want to talk about it!

Start channeling your inner, classy BØRNS and put “I Don’t Want U Back” on repeat. He’s gearing up for a sophomore album next month, so keep your ears tuned in for that.