IAN SWEET – ” Dumb Driver “

Posted: August 22, 2020 in MUSIC
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As of this week, Ian Sweet, the project of Jilian Medford has found a new label. “Welcome to the family, Ian Sweet,” tweeted Polyvinyl. And the only way to properly celebrate is with a new song,

In the song, Medford knows her relationship isn’t good for her. “I’m a dumb driver/when I’m in love/I run all the red lights,” she sings over mid-tempo drums and regretful synths. Eventually the music swells as she admits her folly: “I want to stop, I want to,” she sings, engaging the full band for a mini-breakdown.

“‘Dumb Driver’ is an examination and grieving of, both during and after, a broken relationship,” Medford says in a press release. “It describes the toxic cycle of being so overtaken by your love for someone that you put yourself in harm’s way for it—like a car crash you can’t look away from. On ‘Dumb Driver’ I am pleading with myself to stop the car, pull over, and get out of the situation before the damage is irreversible.”

“After pulling myself from some massive wreckage, I want to throw a party and sing about it,” she says


Along with “Dumb Driver,” Medford releases the disco-esque track “Sword” this summer.

released August 20th, 2020

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