Chaz Cardigan Shares New Single ‘We Look So Good’

Nashville-based singer and songwriter Chaz Cardigan has just shared his brand new single We Look So Good, an upbeat indie-pop/rock song out now via Nvak Collective.
We Look So Good is Chaz Cardigan's way to reevaluate one's relationship with patriotism, comparing it to staying with a toxic partner just because they look so good on paper, when in fact you're really unhappy. Chaz channeled the confusion and initial anger he had towards the way the U.S. treats its working class, immigrants and its sick and wrapped it in a polished and energetic production that creates an overall feel-good atmosphere that contrasts its lyrical content. 
I am very fond of his social/political commentary and how his powerful, soulful vocals glide effortlessly over the upbeat electro-tinged pop/rock production packed with soaring guitars (loving the solo), punchy drums and bright synths. The anthemic chorus instantly got me singing along to it and the overall atmosphere of the song instantly put a smile on my face. 
Speaking about the song, Chaz Cardigan said,  
I wrote “We Look So Good” with Søren Hansen right at the start of the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. There wasn’t really anything to do for those first few months but stay inside and try to not go crazy. My friends in Nashville were really my stabilizer at that moment. A lot of us were pretty wrecked watching the United States just absolutely fail, in every imaginable way, to do the bare minimum to curb the worst consequences of the pandemic. “We Look So Good” is about the fantasy that the United States is doing great, and that it has redeemable qualities. This toxic idea that you can’t leave a partner because you make sense together, and it’s so comfortable…even if the relationship is terrible and you fight all the time and you never get along. ‘I can change them, I know it!’. I struggle with that in patriotism: whether it’s better to go down with the ship or to hop off and admit that it’s not salvageable.
The accompanying DIY music video (shot on handheld VHS cameras and directed by Bia Jurema) paints the picture of failing preparation around a red, white and blue party. Conflict boils due to major problems throughout, only to be “solved” by quick fixes that only push the partners further into turmoil and has them considering just scrapping it all. Check it out below!