The Drums - now just based around frontman Jonny Pierce - announced back in January they’d be releasing a new album this year, with ‘Brutalism’ set to hit shelves on 5th April.
They’ve today shared track ‘626 Bedford Avenue’ taken from the record, which Jonny describes like this: “I’m a big believer in making yourself vulnerable in personal relationships and keeping your guard down. This song talks about how I sometimes make myself fully emotionally available to people who can’t reciprocate because of their own insecurities, and the frustration that ensues … This song is my tongue-in-cheek exploration of those ideas - being kind, not taking shit from anyone, and learning to hold people accountable for their own choices, while still holding some empathy for them.”
Listen to ‘626 Bedford Avenue’ below.
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