Wed. Nov 29th, 2023

Damaged Social Scene’s co-founder and entrance man Kevin Drew has launched the bodily model of his most susceptible, minimal solo album thus far, Growing older.

A full digital model of the album shall be launched on November 3. Growing older’s sonic profile sits in an identical place as beloved Damaged Social Scene songs like “Lover’s Spit” and “The Sweetest Kill”—superbly darkish, richly melodic, and tinted with shades of melancholy and longing.

The celebrated songwriter can also be sharing one other monitor from the album digitally, “All Your Fails.” “The frequent methods we love and die,” sings Kevin Drew on the propulsive new single. A traditional indie pop ballad pushed by churning guitars and swirling synth strains, Drew’s breathless vocal efficiency completely conveys the sense of angst and urgency on the core of the music about possession.

“Reside by the mirror, die by the mirror. The loops of the fixed reflective trauma proceed inside exploring vocal ranges beside Lake Ontario. I’ve at all times stored a journal subsequent to my mouth for higher or worse. I hope you get pleasure from this wrestle anthem for the out of doors bed room lovers of yesterday,” Drew displays on the music.

Influenced by the passing of associates and mentors, in addition to the well being scares of family and friends, Growing older brings collectively songs written over a decade marked by the signifiers of midlife—love, loss, and sickness—all whereas wrestling with the arduous truths of getting old: How do you cope with the blunt-force influence of loss? What does it imply to feel and look totally different than you probably did earlier than?

Growing older was the inevitable title of Drew’s meditative new file—as a result of he was dwelling all the things that comes with it. In comparison with his shambolic solo debut Spirit If (2007), with its 23-piece band and romantic musings, to the black-light synth-pop-tinged Darlings (2014) and its carnal obsessions, Growing older’s assortment of minimalist piano ballads is extra contemplative than something Drew has launched earlier than.

Purchase or stream Growing older.

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