As Johnnyswim, Amanda Sudano-Ramirez and Abner Ramirez write songs that soar dramatically, with an emphasis on maximum uplift. As a married couple with three kids, they've also spent a fair bit of time reflecting on the joys and hardships that go into a lifetime romantic partnership. In the bittersweet "Devastating," those two sides of their lives come together, as they sing about one of the central ironies of love: that doing it right means setting yourself up for the savage pain of incalculable loss at the end of your lives. "Ring on my finger, tag on my toe / That means we made it," Ramirez sings, in a neat summation of love and death's profoundly intertwined nature.
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