NEW SINGLE ‘I CAN’T PRETEND’ – SEPTEMBER 29TH
ALBUM ‘ENCYCLOPEDIA’ – SEPTEMBER 22ND – on MINOR RECORDS
LISTEN / STREAM ‘I CAN’T PRETEND’ :
With anticipation building for the release of their third album ‘Encyclopedia’ on September 22nd, The Drums unveil new single ‘I Can’t Pretend’.
‘I Can’t Pretend’ is a bittersweet ode to the all too familiar battle of heart versus head. “It’s too hard to begin, when you know it will end,” croons Jonny as gentle guitars shimmer in a lonely haze of melancholic sweetness.
As simple as the song’s sentiment might at first appear, the words betray all the complexity that makes Encyclopedia – The Drums first album as the duo of Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham – such an immersive experience. It continues to yield its secrets over repeated listens, even when you think you’ve already absorbed every last bit of its hummable pop hooks.
“Encyclopedia is full of magic and surprise while maintaining a serious, more weighty tone throughout,” says Jonny. “We were feeling very angry, confused, and alone when we made this album; and we wanted to be very honest this time around, even if being honest meant making some people uncomfortable. We’ve left the beach for higher ground, always searching for hope.”
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