What The Brokenhearted Do [Opaque Tear Blue Vinyl] (LP)
Tim Heidecker teamed up once again with regular collaborator Jonathan Rado of Foxygen for his subtly humorous, curiously heartbreaking What the Brokenhearted Do. For this most recent outing, Heidecker decided to take on the traditional breakup song — but instead of drawing inspiration from a personal breakup he channeled his experiences dealing with right-wing online trolls. This isn’t to say Heidecker isn’t totally serious here; he points to eminent songwriter Randy Newman and his natural ability to be “funny because life is funny,” as he told The FADER. Mission accomplished: these tracks tug at the heartstrings while maintaining a buoyancy and levity beneath it all. What the Brokenhearted Do, the album seems to say, is just pick up their feet, dust themselves on and crack a smile at the absurdity of life and love.