Songs about break ups normally run the gamut from pompous feigned indifference--think: Beyonce's "Irreplaceable"--to downright violent, like Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats." These are popular because they are so farfetched. In the vast majority of breakups, one or both parties are sad for a bit, wine is drunk, Lifetime movies are viewed, and then people move on. No fireworks, just the banality of modern relationships.
Enter Glass Battles (a.k.a. Sean Augustine). The L.A.-based pop musician, who cut his teeth headlining LA Pride in 2014 and playing SXSW for three consecutive years, has put out a track about winning a breakup, sans bravado. As Glass Battles tells Out:
"It lies somewhere in the same realm as 'happiness is the best revenge' -- it's about parting ways and just wishing the best for someone and hoping they find what they're looking for if it isn't with you. I think those are the most beautiful moments in relationships with people at any capacity, when you truly want them to be happy in their life. It also drives them crazy."
Upbeat, synthy, and oh so slightly self-satisfied, Glass Battles' "I Hope Your Happy" is his own greek chorus for your breakup three months on.