New York City stalwarts Drowners are back with "Pick Up the Pace,” a surprisingly danceable bit of guitar rock and the first single off of their upcoming album, On Desire (June 24). Drowners lead singer (and sometimes YSL model) Matt Hitt has said that fans can expect the record to be darker than previous releases, and something "that's easier to dance to."
With "Pick Up the Pace," Drowners deliver on that promise, as Hitt plaintively sings over jangling guitar rhythms and rolling bass, in a cathartic culmination. "It's sort of a stream of consciousness around the idea of encouraging someone who's become [too] lazy or despondent to pull their finger out," Hitt told us about the track.
The song was mixed and produced by Claudius Mittendorfer, the wizard behind albums by Interpol, Johnny Marr, and Neon Indian.
We spoke with Hitt briefly about his inspirations for the coming record and how "Pick Up the Pace” was created.
Bump Drowners' new track, below: