The Drums released Abysmal Thoughts back in 2017, the band’s first album as a solo project from Jonny Pierce. Last month, Pierce announced the Drums’ fifth full-length album, Brutalism, with its lead single, “Body Chemistry.” And today, we hear “626 Bedford Avenue.”
The synthy track finds Pierce getting tangled in a fruitless relationship: “I should have left when you laughed at my shoes / But I keep on coming back / You might be a psychopath.” He shared some background on the new track in a press release:
I’m a big believer in making yourself vulnerable in personal relationships, and keeping your guard down. This song talks about how I sometimes make myself fully emotionally available to people who can’t reciprocate because of their own insecurities, and the frustration that ensues … This song is my tongue-in-cheek exploration of those ideas — being kind, not taking shit from anyone, and learning to hold people accountable for their own choices, while still holding some empathy for them.
Listen to “626 Bedford Avenue” below.