The Drums Announce New Album Brutalism and Share Lead Single

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Jasmine Albertson
photo by Brady Harvey

Jonny Pierce has announced that The Drums will release a new album this year. Titled Brutalism, the record is out April 5 via Anti- and follows 2017’s Abysmal Thoughts, the band’s first record as a solo project by Pierce. Today, he’s shared the lead single “Body Chemistry.” The driving track ditches the surf for electronic flourishes while the lyrics take on Pierce’s battle with depression. In a statement, he explains:

“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 realize that confronting doesn’t always mean conquering.”

Below, listen to “Body Chemistry” and watch The Drums’ 2017 performance at the Triple Door as part of KEXP's VIP Club Concert series.





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