Kevin Drew - "Good Sex"

Kevin Drew, onetime frontman of the Canadian guitar battalion Broken Social Scene, hasn’t released a solo album since his 2007 debut Spirit If…, but that’ll change in a couple of months. Drew’s forthcoming sophomore effort is called Darlings, and it features contributions from former bandmates Charles Spearin and Ohad Benchetrit, as well as Apostle Of Hustle’s Dean Stone and the Stills’ Dave Hamelin. Drew and Hamelin co-produced the album alongside Graham Lessard. Drew writes that the album is “about the rise and fall of love and sex, in my own life and in today’s society,” and first single “Good Sex” is a clean, simple, heartfelt song in praise of humping. Listen to it and check out the album’s tracklist below.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Body Butter”
02 “Good Sex”
03 “It’s Cool”
04 “Mexican Aftershow Party”
05 “You Gotta Feel It”
06 “First In Line”
07 “Bullshit Ballad”
08 “My God”
09 “You In Your Were”
10 “You Got Caught”
11 “And That’s All I Know”
(via Pitchfork)

Darlings is out 3/18 on Arts & Crafts.

Comments (10)
  1. I think Spirit If… is an enormously underrated album. It’s so wonderful and just strikes the nicest chord with me. Looking forward to this!

  2. Spirit If is wonderful. Hopefully this will be similarly nice.

  3. I’m definitely looking forward to this, but does anyone else feel like the lyrics are a little bit “Kevin Drew-ian Sexuality 101″-ish? That’s always been a theme, but this is the first set that hasn’t really surprised me with some crazy, subtle turn of phrase.

    “Good sex it never makes you feel hollow
    Good sex it never makes you feel clean”
    … I mean, kinda seems like a simple laundry-list of things people agree good sex is like, right?

  4. I guess maybe the thing that’s weirding me out is that, instead of sex being woven in and illuminating, in some obtuse way, all the other obtuse stuff he’s talking about, this time he’s just straight up talking about … “good sex”. When it’s good, why it’s good.

    Am I complaining that Kevin Drew lyrics make TOO MUCH SENSE?

    Maybe it’s time for a good long look in the mirror.

  5. Blech. The whole cadence of the verses is rushed and awkward. Plus the lyrics suck. It still has that wonderful BSS vibe which almost saves it. Not good though. And I agree, “Spirit If” is a great little record.

  6. I like it. I may not love the lyrics but the music and melody is like a mellower version of Superconnected.
    Looking forward to this album.

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