Eskimeaux – “Drunk” Video

Eskimeaux’s Gabrielle Smith writes songs about attempted intimacy, about the effort required to breach the space between yourself and the person you want to be near to. Not all of the relationships she sings about are romantic, but when they are her lyrics seem particularly pointed. On “Drunk,” from her upcoming Year Of The Rabbit, Smith sings about what it’s like to live in New York and be too busy to spend time with someone you’re in love with. “My life has become/ A series of/ “What are you doing tonight?”‘s/ And “Oh my gosh, that’s right/ It’s the 24th already/ Another show in Brooklyn.” She shouts-out the intersection of Myrtle and Broadway before arriving at a final revelation: “I don’t ‘just wanna fuck’/ I wanna show you love.” Watch Smith’s self-edited, Don Engle-directed video for the track below.

Tour dates:

04/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium * #
04/02 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium * #
04/03 Washington, DC @ DC9 * #
04/04 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter * #
04/05 Chapel Hill, NC @ Kings * #
04/06 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) * #
04/07 Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge * #
04/08 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia * #
04/09 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada * #
04/10 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder * #
04/12 Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf * #
04/13 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
04/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo * ^ #
04/15 San Diego, CA @ Che Café * ^ #
04/16 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall * ^ #
04/18 Portland, OR @ Analog Theater * ^
04/20 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project * ^
04/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records * ^
04/23 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake * ^
04/25 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry * ^
04/26 Madison, WI @ High Noon * ^
04/27 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall * ^
04/28 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s * ^
04/29 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project * ^
04/30 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church * ^
05/01 New York, NY @ Market Hotel * ^
05/06 Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge
05/12 Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom ~
05/13 Providence, RI @ Aurora ~

* w/ Frankie Cosmos
# w/ Anna McClellan
^ w/ Yowler
~ w/ free cake for every creature

Year Of The Rabbit is out 4/15 via Double Double Whammy. Pre-order it here.