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Peter Bjorn and John Share Video for New Song “Drama King”

Endless Dream Due Out March 13 via INGRID

Jan 31, 2020 Peter Bjorn and John
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Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John are releasing a new album, Endless Dream, on March 13 via INGRID. Now they have shared another song from it, “Drama King,” via a video for the track. The band’s John Eriksson wrote the song. Henry Moore Selder directed the video (he’s helmed all the band’s recent videos), which features a mirrored room and some old age hair and makeup. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Eriksson had this to say about the song in a press release: “Well, the title and the lyrics sort of speak for themselves but regarding the music, I had a vision that I wanted it to sound like an obscure James Brown song, performed by a group of amateurs in a work shop in funk-music for beginners. And, the intro is supposed to resemble the beginning of a four hour long epic drama-comedy that never made it to the cinemas.”

Previously Peter Bjorn and John shared Endless Dream‘s first single, “Rusty Nail.” Then they shared “Reason to Be Reasonable,” via a video for the track. Then they shared another song from it, “Idiosyncrasy,” via a video for the track. Then they shared another single from the album, “On the Brink.”

Endless Dream is the band’s ninth album, the follow-up to 2018’s Darker Days and the EPBJ EP, which came out in February 2019.

Work on the album began right after they finished Darker Days. “We were in a good place,” said Peter Morén in a previous press release, “it’s the light to the darkness - the day to the night.”

John Eriksson added: “This time the tone is bright. It’s about people trying to find colors in this dark world.”

Björn Yttling had this to say about recording the album: “We realized we wanted to cut the crap, so we rehearsed songs in the same room and recorded together. For post-production, every guy was on his own taking care of his baby - and then we came back and had our baby together.”

Read our interview with Peter Bjorn and John on Darker Days.

Peter Bjorn and John Tour Dates:

March 23, Los Angeles, Teragram Ballroom
March 24, Santa Ana, La Santa
March 25, Oakland, The New Parish
March 27, Portland, Doug Fir Lounge
March 28, Seattle, The Crocodile
March 25-29, Boise, Treefort Festival
March 31, Salt Lake City, Urban Lounge
April 1, Denver, Bluebird Theatre
April 3, Saint Paul, Amsterdam
April 4, Chicago, Empty Bottle
April 5, Detroit, Loving Touch
April 7, Philadelphia, Johnny Brenda’s
April 8, Washington, Union Stage
April 10, New York, Webster Hall
April 11, Boston, Brighton Music Hall

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faraz ahmad
December 10th 2020
3:10am

just read the article. it’s really informative. I hope I can fine more in the future.