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Born from the need to heal heartbreak, dark pop duo WhoHurtYou are unleashing their next relatable single, “Not The One.” Consisting of vocalist Kevin Fisher and All Time Low guitarist Jack Barkat, WhoHurtYou get real about the sometimes painful reality of trying to move on.

The new track follows debut single “Wish We Never Met” in June and “Nobody Wins” in August. Staying in line with the theme of healing, the duo opened up about the track’s intent upon release.

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“‘Not The One’ is a song about rushing into intimacy with new people shortly after a breakup,” WhoHurtYou shared on Instagram. “It’s about spreading yourself too thin by moving on sooner than you should all while wondering if your ex is doing the same. It’s a reminder to be true to yourself and take the time you need to heal.”

Check out the new track’s lyric video below.

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WhoHurtYou “Not The One” lyrics

I go out every night
Trying to drink you out of my mind
Distract myself with some pretty girls
That only wanna get high

But when the morning comes
And the thrill is gone
You’re the first and last I see
And if I had my way
You would feel the same
But it ain’t up to me

‘Cause I’m not the one
Who takes you home
No, I’m not the one
Who takes you home
But I still wonder if you think of me too
When you’re laying next to somebody new
‘Cause I’m not the one
Who takes you home
I’m not the one

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Sometimes I worry that there’s someone out there loving you like I did
Ooh, I only mess around to fill
The empty space you used to lie

But when the morning comes
And the thrill is gone
You’re the first and last I see
And if I had my way
You would feel the same
But it ain’t up to me

‘Cause I’m not the one
Who takes you home
No, I’m not the one
Who takes you home
But I still wonder if you think of me too
When you’re laying next to somebody new
‘Cause I’m not the one
Who takes you home
I’m not the one

Takes you home
I’m not the one
Takes you home

But I still wonder if you think of me too
When you’re laying next to somebody new
‘Cause I’m not the one
Who takes you home
I’m not the one

More on WhoHurtYou

WhoHurtYou first began teasing their existence in mid-June with a cryptic video making fans think this was the “somethin’ somethin’” Barakat teased in April at Coachella.

Barakat confirmed the project the following day with a reflective video.

“I’ve always felt that I’ve had to portray myself a certain way online,” Barakat says in the video. “Kind of be this comic relief and someone who’s always in a positive mental state. It’s just not the truth. And it’s not real. And everyone has their ups and downs, and I’ve never really put mine out there.

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“Last year was a really tough year for me. I was going through my first big breakup and handled it all the wrong ways, and I was doing the wrong things. In those moments, I had close friends of mine urge me to see a therapist and turn my life around.”

Barakat goes on to explain Fisher opened up on how songwriting became a therapeutic experience and how both musicians were going through similar things in their lives. As a result, the duo hit the studio and began work on some songs.

“At first I was super nervous to share this darker side of myself and more honest side,” Barakat explains. You can view the full video below.

WhoHurtYou will be playing their first show ever at the end of next month, making their debut at the Moroccan Lounge Nov. 26 with an unnamed “very special guest.”

The band will then join the Maine and Twin XL for two shows in Anaheim and San Diego. Check out the full list of dates and grab tickets here.

Dates:

11/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge
11/27 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
11/29 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park

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