Sorry It's Over was formed by Sam Adgate and Louis Petrella, who were bandmates since high school until moving together to Santa Barbara for a few years. Returning to San Diego, they decided to start working on original music together. The duo was soon backed by Sam’s bassist brother Gus Adgate, drummer Freddy Barden, and Freddy’s brother Michael, who used to be in a La Costa Canyon High School band with Sam and Louis called the Borski Boys. They honed their sound in a twelve-by-twelve Encinitas garage.
For their debut singles, they worked with LA’s Godfather of Punk Geza X, producer for Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, the Germs, and “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks.
Their early 2021 single "Is It Cool?" was streamed free on Spotify, where they also sold downloads of previous singles such as "Am I Better?" and "Ghost Inside." A self-titled album was released at the end of October 2021. Even before its release, the band scored over 200,000 plays on Spotify.