Couple's Breakup Song Announces Split to Friends, Begs Them to Still Hang Out

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A Brooklyn couple broke up in unique, musical fashion this week.

Posted online late Wednesday, the couple's breakup song announced the split to friends, punctuating a five-year relationship on a bittersweet, catchy note.

Jonathan Mann, 30, and now-ex-girlfriend Ivory King, 31, thought the music video, entitled, “We’ve Got To Break Up”, would be the easiest way to break the news.

The basic reason their once-happy coupledom broke down?

“I want kids and she doesn’t,” Mann told the N.Y. Daily News.

“I didn’t want to make a post on Facebook and have that be it. I didn’t want to have to explain it over and over to people, because that can be really painful."

“I hoped it would feel cathartic to make this together, as sort of our final act,” he added, however, “When it comes down to it, there’s no way to feel anything but sad."

Heartbreak aside, reaction to the song has been amazing.

“We’ve been together for so long that we have so many mutual friends, and it was a big thing to sort of split that up,” Mann said. “But people are being super supportive."

"They’re happy that we made this and that it’s amicable."

Even more incredibly, it was just another addition to Mann's “Song a Day” project; For more than 14,00 consecutive days, he’s posted a new song on his YouTube page.

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