High Up, “Your System Failed You”

Meredith Schneider

by Andy Lachance

In what appears to be a nod to the political system – Hi. What else would it be? – Omaha’s High Up has crafted a high energy ode to “The American Dream” in their new track “Your System Failed You”. If it wasn’t obvious what direction the song is going in solely by the title, lyrics like “if we’re all equal, well, you’re more equal than me” really bring the collective bitterness of our nation to the forefront.

“’Your System Failed You’ is a song for anyone who is working a full-time job, sits down to do their budget and realizes that it’s not enough money to pay for a tiny, shitty apartment, bus fare and their groceries,” explains Orenda Fink. “Forget about health care. Forget about student loan payments. Forget about a vacation. Forget about saving for retirement. Our system has failed us!”

Something to ponder as our next Head of State takes oath this week.

Tour Dates
02.10 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck *
02.11 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
02.13 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
02.14 – Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers *
02.15 – Chicago, IL @ 1st Ward
02.16 – Lincoln, NE @ Duffy’s Tavern
03.14 – 03.18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

* with Leopold & His Fiction

High Up is out January 20th via Team Love. It is available for preorder now.

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