Games We Play Sign With Fueled by Ramen

Games We Play has signed to Fueled By Ramen and DCD2 Records.

Miami-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and pop-punk provocateur Games We Play (a.k.a. Emmyn Calleiro) has signed to Fueled By Ramen and DCD2 Records. In tandem with the announcement, he just unveiled the official music video for his viral breakout single “I Hope You’re Happy”. Watch the video on Fueled By Ramen’s YouTube channel HERE, and stream/download “I Hope You’re Happy” HERE. 

About the signing, DCD2 Records Founder and Fall Out Boy bassist and visionary Pete Wentz commented, “In a time where the world seems to get so much serotonin funded by a committee of likes and comments on social media platforms, true authenticity is scarce but invaluable. This is what drew me to Games We Play—it’s all there—cohesive, funny, sad—self-aware and ambitious all folded inside of true punk rock hooks. It feels like a throwback, but from the future.

Emmyn added, “My whole team—Johnny Minardi (Fueled By Ramen), manager Nano, and Pete—are all DIY hardcore pop punk kids. They all understand the place I was in a couple of months before this happened. My dad was in a band, and I love people who grew up in the same scene. Once I met Johnny, I was like, ‘He’s my friend!’ Then, Pete and I hit off instantly, and he’s a genuine friend now. They don’t want me to be anything I’m not. They want me to be me. I can’t wait for everybody to hear the new music I have coming!”

The video for “I Hope You’re Happy” bottles the breezy energy of the track into a clever complementary visual. Emmyn’s contagious enthusiasm, bold personality, and hilarious sense of humor come to life on screen as the magnetic pop-punk refrain resounds with chantable turn-of-the-century bliss.