The Drones have released their new single ‘To Think That I Once Loved You‘, along with its accompanying visually stunning music video.
An anguished reflection stemming from the rift between a former companion, ‘To Think That I Once Loved You’, is almost a touching cornerstone, if it wasn’t so steeped in loathing and bitterness. The discordant drum pulses, combined with the haunting tones of the synthesisers and guitar, create a disturbing atmosphere amongst lead singer Gareth Liddiard‘s lethargic delivery of his disturbing lyrics.
The track is still so vastly disparate to the previously issued single ‘Taman Shud’; a rather bizarre political tirade somehow evolving from the famously unsolved Australian murder mystery case of the same name.
Both tracks are taken from the band’s seventh studio album Feelin Kinda Free, which was recorded at the here appropriately named Tropical Fuck Storm Studios in Melbourne, with the recording process overseen by Australian-born producer Aaron Cupples (The Vaccines, Civil Civic, Miles Kane and Dan Kelly).
Described as “like a punch in the brain” and “a bad trip you can dance to” the album is perhaps best summarised by the first line of the album’s opener ‘Private Execution‘: “The best songs are like bad dreams“, and if these two tracks are anything to go by, Feelin Kinda Free sounds like a horrific nightmare. It’s definitely not music suitable for everyone, but then it’s quite clearly not intended to be.