3/27/2019

Drugdealer's New Single "Honey" - Raw Honey out April 19

"HONEY"
THE NEW SINGLE FROM

RAW HONEY OUT APRIL 19
Coming on the heels of 2016’s wondrously delicate “Suddenly”, Drugdealer (Michael Collins) and Weyes Blood(Natalie Mering) team up once again for a radiant ballad fit for modern times.
Stream "Honey"
Delving into the contemporary uncertainty and restlessness, Collins and Mering are forthright in their examination of anxiety and creativity in an ultra commercialized world (“Money is the root of the game, the problem with fame is that everybody is going to lose their edge”). And yet, for all the worriment, Mering’s articulate vocal has a way of renouncing apprehension, and comforting the listener into believing that, despite all the everyday suffering, believing in one another is a remedy like no other.

When self-doubt looms, unconditional love tends to be the last thing we think we are worthy of, but Mering’s soaring voice alleviates doubt, and confirms that, “to be loved is not a crime.”

The second single off Drugdealer’s upcoming album 
Raw Honey, a record that confronts social dread, creative delusions and social media simulation with uncanny ease, “Honey” is as soothing as its namesake, a song so striking it undermines internal suffering, and reinforces our desires for freedom.
After becoming enmeshed in the Los Angeles underground scene after 2013's The End of Comedy, Raw Honey (Michael Collins second album as Drugdealer) sees Collins once again leading an ace crew of collaborators to coalesce the spirit of Drugdealer’s classically modern pop with lush arrangements, memetic melodies, and a vulnerable tunefulness that tries to make sense of self-doubt and connected loneliness in our shared simulacra.

Raw Honey features contributions of Josh Da Costa (drums), Jackson MacIntosh (guitar), Danny Garcia (guitar), Michael Long (lead guitar), and Benjamin Schwab (backing vocals, guitar, organ, piano, wurlitzer), as well as guest vocalists like country balladeer Dougie Poole (“Wild Motion”), Harley Hill-Richmond (“Lonely”), and frequent collaborator Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood).
Drugdealer’s Raw Honey will be released on April 19th 2019 via Mexican Summer on LP, CD and digital formats.

Limited edition 
honey gold vinyl available with mp3 download card via the Mexican Summer webstore, while supplies last.
Pre-Order Raw Honey

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