Games We Play a.k.a. Emmyn Calleiro brings pop punk back to the people. You could think of him as the pop punk everyman—kinda like Springsteen if he was weaned on blink-182. He writes about breakups, awkwardness, growing up, and living his dream with wide-eyed enthusiasm through the perspective of a seasoned pro. For as sharp as his hooks are, he’s also gleefully self-effacing (which makes him even more likable!). Moreover, he’ll play a Denny’s with just as much bombast and bravado as he would an arena (and he’s actually done both!). The Florida-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer relocated to Nashville in his teens and served up the independent Senior Year EP in 2018. Simultaneously, his sense of humor, relatability, and sharp songcraft endeared him to a rabid fan base on TikTok as “I Hope You’re Happy” caught fire.
He wound up signing to Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records and dropped his major label debut EP, Get A Job, in 2022. Beyond reeling in tens of millions of streams, he incited the applause of Consequence, Alternative Press, Loudwire, Rock Sound, The Honey Pop, and more. Renowned for his live energy, he notably toured alongside everyone from All Time Low, The Band CAMINO, and State Champs to YUNGBLUD and Fall Out Boy. Now, he’s serving up a batch of undeniable and unforgettable anthems on his full-length debut, Life’s Going Great, introduced by “All My Untalented Friends (Ooo La La)” and “too young.”.
Games We Play returns with his new heartfelt single “Girl Shaped Crater” out today via Fueled By Ramen / DCD2. It is available on all streaming platforms HERE. The song is accompanied by a captivating music video—now streaming on the official Fueled By Ramen YouTube Channel below. Additionally, he has revealed his anxiously awaited full-length debut album, Life’s Going Great, will arrive on March 1, 2024. The album is available for pre-order/pre-save HERE.
"It’s about the most amazing person in the world who doesn’t see herself as you do. This girl is irreplaceable, and it’s like she came from another planet. There’s a hole in the earth, since she arrived so fast and crashed so hard." - Games We Play
Games We Play previewed “Girl Shaped Crater” on social media by posting candid videos from the driver’s seat of his car and in the backyard, generating anticipation among his devout fan base in the process. He candidly introduced the single with a highly personal TikTok video. In the clip, he dedicates the tune to his wife Dani. On the track, breezy acoustic guitar glides through soft strings while his spacey croon practically hovers on the hook, “There’s a girl-shaped creator in the earth, that’s never leaving no, right where you fell.” Directed by Jared Asher Harris (Hozier, Flo Rida, Joywave) the music video proves equally engaging as Emmyn, donning a dapper suit, pulls up to a Victorian house where he proceeds to serenade a girl Romeo & Juliet-style flanked by an all-female band of angels.
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