Fresh sonic impulses for your ears…
‘Heart Basel’ by THE DRUMS
THE DRUMS, the 21st century indie Beach Boys out of New York City release new album ‘Abysmal Thoughts‘ on 16 June. All the songs are written and recorded solely by frontman Jonny Pierce. After sharing lead single ‘Blood Under My Belt‘ here’s another new track.
HEART BASEL sounds joyful but the song actually deals with a painful period in Pierce‘s
life: “I went through the most significant breakup of my life during the making of “Abysmal Thoughts.” During that vulnerable period, I attached myself to this guy who did not care at all for my feelings, but was good at pretending that he did. In retrospect, I think I knew deep down that he didn’t give a shit about me. But I continued to let him treat me like garbage because I thought if I had this handsome guy with me that somehow I wasn’t doing too bad. Of course now — with some professional help — I see that I was just lacking self-love and while it’s unhealthy to stay in that headspace for very long, it does make for good songwriting. “Heart Basel” is a song about him treating me “kindly” at Art Basel in Miami and then treating me
like garbage after he got what he needed. You live and you sometimes learn.”