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The Drums & Jonny Pierce Share New Song “Nadia”

Coincides with Livestream Performance of The Drums’ Self-Titled Debut

Oct 29, 2020 The Drums
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The Drums have released a lyric video for their new single entitled “Nadia.” The song features vocals by frontman Jonny Pierce alongside glitchy and experimental production, suggesting a new change of sound for the group. “Nadia” is credited to The Drums & Jonny Pierce. Check out the lyric video below.

Speaking of the single in a press release, Pierce states: “‘Nadia’ is a song about uncovering strength by confronting difficult truths. It’s about finally understanding your gifts by walking through fire. It’s about changing how you perceive yourself and the hand you’ve been dealt. This can only happen when you start honoring your emotions, rather than shutting them down. This shift towards true, healthy empowerment and self-love can only happen with discipline and daily practice. It is hard work. There are days that I feel like I’ve reached nirvana, and there are days that I still feel very unhappy. When you love yourself through and through, you learn to love all sides of yourself—the confident parts and the insecure parts—because they are all a part of you. Your vulnerability and emotional intelligence and sensitivity become your superpowers—the key to your invincibility.”

A few days prior to the single’s release, The Drums performed their first ever livestream performance, where they played the entirety of their debut self-titled album in honor of its 10-year anniversary at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere.

Pierce has also made an announcement regarding new steps that The Drums are taking to further racial equity: “Starting today, with the release of my new single, ‘Nadia,’ a share of all future profits from all new and previously released music by The Drums will be donated to non-profits supporting Black musicians. We’ve begun consulting with some we know, and with community groups, to be sure we go about this in the best and most effective way. If you’d like to know more about how Black artists shaped the musical landscape we all enjoy, I invite you to check out an episode of the podcast by The New York Times called 1619: The Birth of American Music. Take a listen, search your heart, and if you are a non-Black musician, producer, or writer who has a career in music, see how you might be able to do your part in making it right.”

The Drums’ last album, Brutalism, came out in 2019 via ANTI-.

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