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Games We Play Drops Spiteful “Petty Enemy” Ahead Of Debut Album

Games We Play Winter 2024
[Photo by: Ashley Osborn]

Building anticipation for his eagerly-awaited debut album, Games We Play presents a tantalizing preview of the record with “Petty Enemy.” Serving as the ultimate teaser before the much-awaited release of Life’s Going Great, slated to drop via Fueled By Ramen and Pete Wentz‘s DCD2 Records on March 1, “Petty Enemy” is a deliciously spiteful track. Emmyn Calleiro, the mastermind behind the project, showcases his one-man powerhouse prowess, delivering infectious venom through a captivating array of pop-punk-fueled lines.

Drawing inspiration from a decade-long friendship tarnished by his best friend’s betrayal, as described by Calleiro as “bad, like very bad,” “Petty Enemy” emerges as the definitive anthem of revenge, shedding light on the selfish actions of his ex-best friend.

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While the lyrics hint at what his shitty friend did to him, such as “I can’t shake the thought of your tongue right inside of her mouth/Kissing every inch of her I know what she said but how/Did it never cross your mind that we were friends,” Games We Play masterfully creates the ultimate revenge scenario, embodying the essence of “petty” with finesse. With tactful precision, lines like “I hope you cry on your birthday cause no one showed up” seamlessly transition into “You’ll start a new band playing drums at a bar/Cause without my name, no one cares who you are,” leaving no doubt as to which friend emerged on top in this situation.

Check out “Petty Enemy” below.

Games We Play is scheduled to support Fall Out Boy and Jimmy Eat World in March. Following his stint with the pop-punk behemoths, he will be headlining the Life’s Going Great Tour with support from House Parties and Zoe Ko. Check out Games We Play’s full touring schedule below and grab tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • March 15—Orlando, FL @ Amway Center ^
  • March 16—Jacksonville, FL @ VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena ^
  • March 19—Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena ^
  • March 20—Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena ^
  • March 22—New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^
  • March 24, Albany, NY @ MVP Arena ^
  • March 26—Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena ^
  • March 27—Detroit, MI @ Shelter *
  • March 29—Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge *
  • March 30—Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
  • April 2—Denver, CO @ Meow Wolf *
  • April 3—Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
  • April 5—Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall *
  • April 6—Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
  • April 7—Portland, OR @ Mission Theatre *
  • April 9—Los Angeles, CA @ El Cid *
  • April 10—Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
  • April 13—Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room *
  • April 14—Dallas, TX @ HOB- Cambridge Room *
  • April 16—St. Louis, MO @ Old Rockhouse *
  • April 17—Nashville, TN @ Eastside Bowl *
  • April 19—Orlando, FL @ The Social *
  • April 20—Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory The Masquerade *
  • April 23—New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *
  • April 24—Washington, DC @ The Atlantis *
  • April 25—Philadelphia, PA @ The Church *
  • April 27—Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *
  • April 28—Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar *
  • May 1—Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *

^Supporting Fall Out Boy
*Headline Show

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