Drowners premiere new tracks from upcoming sophomore album

By pcsanchez7505


Photo courtesy of BB Gun Press

June is starting off right with new music from post-punk band Drowners. The rambunctious, young band dropped a new song on June 1, another prelude to their sophomore album, “On Desire.” The track, titled “Conversations With Myself,” is a fun, clever and mesmerizing tune. It’s the second release for the band this year after their single “Pick up the Pace” was released in May.

The new song fits perfectly into Drowners small, but catchy, discography full of hook heavy tunes and interlacing melodies. Like their earlier work, “Conversations With Myself” is a mix of danceable bass lines and drum beats, melodramatic lyrics and a slight undertone of angst.

There is a certain maturity and progression in their new song though, and all elements work together perfectly to mix, morph and form something dark and edgy that’s still surprisingly accessible and easy to relate to.

“My one-track mind isn’t treating me quite as kindly as I’d have liked, but conversations with myself …,” sings frontman Matthew Hitt.

If there was ever a justified moment to have lyric envy, this is one of those times. Hitt writes collectively with a cool demeanor and crafts perfectly executed lines that easily penetrate your mind.

“Pick up the Pace,” is just as catchy. Hitt’s laid back vocals echo over a toe-tapping melody. Love, self-doubt and unreciprocated feelings seem to be underlying themes in both songs. The tone is never desperate though, or even needy – just honest and raw. Passion creates a distance, and it’s hard not to get lost in these two songs.

True to the song title, Drowners picked up the pace to move forward with a new album that promises to be a piece of work to look out for.

Originally from Wales, Hitt moved to New York in 2011 to pursue a modeling career. He eventually formed Drowners with Jack Ridley III (guitar, vocals), Erik Lee Snyder (bass) and Daniel Jacobs (drums) after he became intrigued with the thought of performing live. Hitt began writing songs, many of which made its way onto the band’s 2013 EP “Between Us Girls.” After their EP release, the band was approached by Frenchkiss Records. Gus Oberg and Johnny T (The Stokes and The Virgins) joined the band during the production of their self-titled debut album released in January 2014.

Since their formation, drummer Joe Brodie has replaced Jacobs, and the band has opened up for the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant and Foals.

“On Desire,” out June 24, is gearing up to be a more defined synopsis and follow-up to the band’s debut release. Drowners will be playing a string of shows on the East Coast followed by a stop at Lollapalooza on July 30. While they don’t have any shows for Southern California just yet, they will hopefully add more tour dates toward the end of the year. You can hear more about Drowners via their website.

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