The wait is finally over. Why Don’t We is back with their first release of the year. The pop boyband dropped their brand new single “Let Me Down Easy (Lie)” and we can easily say it’s one of their best releases yet.
The announcement of a new single came as a bit of a surprise as fans were unsure if they would hear music from the band anytime soon due to an ongoing lawsuit against their former manager David Loeffler. In August of last year, the group refused to sign another recording agreement with Atlantic Records until they were under solo management with Randy Phillips with Signature Entertainment Partners. The band has said Loeffler subjected the group to years of “verbal abuse, malnourishment, and ultimate control.”
In a statement last year, the band said Loeffler “controlled us 24/7, setting an alarm that would go off if any door or window was opened,” Continuing, “Food was restricted to the point where some band members developed eating disorders.”
The legal battle has also caused a halt on their recently announced “The Good Times Only” North American Tour.
Amidst the legal complications, the quintet were able to deliver a fresh new track written and produced by the band, along with JKash and Jack & Cole. The new Why Don’t We have been gearing away from their original bubblegum pop sound into a more mature and sexy sound.
An emotional new track, “Let Me Down Easy” each member’s vocals shine through as they sing about a relationship ending, contrasting the upbeat production of the track. A song band member Jonah Marais describes as “one of those songs that has sad undertones, but because it’s talking about the human experience and is relatable.” A single that makes you feel both happy and sad at the same time. The amped-up production and mature lyrics establish the group’s developed brand.
Although there’s no telling what comes next for the band, unquestionably continued success will still follow.