The Drums share new track 'Head Of The Horse'
The Drums have unveiled a new track, Head Of The Horse from their upcoming fourth album, Abysmal Thoughts.
Head Of The Horse is the third track to be released in anticipation of the new album’s release. Disarming and dark, the lyrical themes of the song explore frontman, Jonny Pierce’s experiences growing up in a household with his anti-gay Pentecostal preacher parents.
Pierce said of the track: “I grew up in a poor and dirty town called Horseheads, NY. I am the son of two Pentecostal preachers who have always been outspokenly anti-gay and this made for a childhood that was riddled with self doubt, confusion and a lot of self-hate. I remember being anxious all the time and turning to music as an escape. Music brought me to New York City, where I live now as an adult. But I am coming to find out that being an adult doesn’t mean much at all. We are all just kids in bigger, older bodies. We all still know very little about the world and even less about ourselves. I find that the past still dominates a lot of my daily experiences - sometimes to the point of feeling paralysed. The goal is to heal, and I think I am - but at a much slower pace than I am comfortable with.”
The Drums will tour the UK in support of Abysmal Thoughts throughout October.
‘Abysmal Thoughts’ is released 16th June via Anti-.
Tour Dates –
October 2nd: Thekla - Bristol, UK
October 3rd: Whelans - Dublin, Ireland
October 4th: Gorilla - Manchester, UK
October 5th: Art School - Glasgow, UK
October 7th: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK