by Lilit Marcus for HowAboutWe
When a friend forwarded me a link this morning for a "YouTube song breakup announcement," I was ready to hate it. The video features musician Jonathan Mann - who has a project where he records a new song every day and posts the product online - announcing that he and his girlfriend of five years, Ivory King, are breaking up. I was expecting something self-indulgent and cheesy. Instead, I found something beautiful, heartbreaking, and all too relatable.
"Jonathan and Ivory have been together for five years," reads the text at the beginning of the video. "This is their final song as a couple." Watch it here: