The ladies of Avenue Beat are saying what many people are feeling about 2020 in a new social media video. The video features the three band members singing a short, tongue-in-cheek song about all the ways that 2020 has let them down.
“My cat died, and a global pandemic took over my life, and I put out some music that nobody liked, so I got really sad and bored at the same time,” the group sings.
All these reasons and more lead the group to the chorus of the song, which proudly proclaims, “lowkey F— 2020. Still sad, still ain’t got no money. I ain’t got a watch up on my wrist, I just got some sh— I gotta fix.” They continue, singing that they’re “done” and want to fast-forward to 2021.
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The group sings the relatable lyrics and catchy melody with straight, stoic faces while graphics and videos appear behind them. The graphics include photos that relate to the current events of the year, including the coronavirus pandemic, the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, the Australian wildfires, the death of George Floyd, and more. The singers then end the video by giving the middle finger to 2020.
The video was originally posted on the group’s TikTok account, receiving 4.5 million views before it was apparently deleted by the app. It was later reposted, however, and has received 6.9 million views as of Tuesday afternoon (6/30).
The band also posted the viral vid on Instagram, where it has been receiving much attention from fans and fellow country singers. Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild commented applause emojis on the video, Mickey Guyton wrote, “I am here for this,” and Lindsay Ell and Lauren Alaina commended them in the comments. Maren Morris also posted the video to her Instagram story, writing, “thoroughly enjoying this song.”