The Cancellations are an indie rock ensemble fronted by guitarist and vocalist Ellie Maybe. The group originally formed five years ago in Madison, Wisconsin when Maybe began writing songs with local musicians Joe Golemb and Derek Brady. Tragically, Brady passed away in 2018. Guitarist J. Marsden stepped in and the band made their live debut at Derek’s memorial concert.
Now based in Nashville, the band released their first single “All My Heroes” in 2020. That song introduced an eclectic indie rock group with keen pop sensibilities and an americana lean (thanks to the addition of fiddle player Sarah Blick). The Cancellations followed their melancholy pop debut with dark and introspective rocker, “Four Lights.”
“Happy Endings (Aren’t for Us)” is the brand new single from The Cancellations, released worldwide to all major streaming services on April 1, 2022. The song represents the group’s return to the studio after the world went into a forced 18-month hiatus. Riding on a percussive groove, Ellie sings a meditation on the impermanence and missed expectations of life and love. Keys and violin paint the edges of the mix as the band kicks out their signature mix of indie rock guitars, catchy melodies and dark lyrical themes.
Check out the “Happy Endings (Aren’t for Us)” video below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with the band. Get on their socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from The Cancellations.