Swervedriver Share Second New Single "Drone Lover"

Music News
11/16/2018
Jasmine Albertson
photo by Alan Lawrence

Long-running British shoegazers Swervedriver are releasing a new album at the beginning of 2019 titled Future Ruins. Previously, they've shared the record’s lead single “Mary Driver.” Today, a second blissful single titled “Drone Lover” has emerged whose origins are uncertain.

“I have no recollection of where this tune came from,” says Adam Franklin. “It’s a song that’s been knocking around for a few years, but for some reason had never been presented to anyone until we were in the studio this time and I clicked play on the demo while searching for something else. TJ and Mikey both went ‘what’s this?’ and then ‘so why aren’t we recording it?’ — and so we recorded it. The lyric mentions love but it’s really about war — remote war and killing from a distance whilst chomping on last night’s leftover pizza or something.”

Future Ruins follows 2015’s I Wasn't Born To Lose You and is out January 25 via Dangerbird. Below, listen to “Drone Lover” and watch Swervedriver’s 2015 KEXP in-studio performance.

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