The Drums have announced details of their fifth studio album.
‘Brutalism’, the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Abysmal Thoughts’, will be released via ANTI- on 5th April, and be followed by a North American tour in April and May.
They’ve also shared track ‘Body Chemistry’, which as main man Jonny Pierce explains, was the first track written for the record.
“For the year prior to writing this song, I had been dealing with an increased feeling of depression. To counter that, I was doing all I could do to try and make myself feel good: implementing all sorts of self-care, going to therapy, eating well, exercising at the gym, taking a step back from partying, and focusing on positive relationships while weeding out the not-so-good ones. I still found myself weighed down with anxiety and depression. This song asks the question: Is this dull, sad feeling in my DNA? Is it part of my gene pool? Can it ever be corrected? I had been confronting some of my most stubborn demons, and I came to realise that confronting doesn’t always mean conquering.”
“I was exhausted, depleted and sabotaging myself, partying so much but in reality running away from pain,” he adds. “It was a downward spiral. It was do or die. I don’t think I’ll ever really find myself. I don’t think people do. I don’t think there’s a day that you wake up and you go, ‘Now I know who I am.’ The best way for me to be an artist is by taking a goddamn minute, being still and listening to what it is that I want and need.”
Listen to ‘Body Chemistry’ below.
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