DRUGDEALER – ” Honey ” feat. Weyes Blood

Posted: March 28, 2019 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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After becoming enmeshed in the Los Angeles underground scene after 2013’s The End of ComedyRaw 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) whose dulcet tones sing low before soaring on “Honey,” a track as silky as the nectar itself.

This one is particularly meaningful to me, and maybe touches on some complicated, but real themes between people. I wanted to lay out a ballad dedicated to the treacherously emotional, ‘in your feelings’ weirdos that can’t turn it off. No one better to vocalize this type of heart on your sleeve stuff than Natalie, who’s voice has brought me to tears more than anyone I know – and thankful to incredible harmonies by Michael and Brian of The Lemon Twigs

Drugdealer“Honey” from the new album ‘Raw Honey’, out April 19th on Mexican Summer.

Drugdealer“Fools” from the new album ‘Raw Honey’, out April 19th on Mexican Summer.

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