DRUGDEALER – ” Madison “

Posted: June 16, 2022 in MUSIC

Los Angeles-based project Drugdealer shares the new single “Madison,” their first musical offering since their 2019 album “Raw Honey“. Led by frontman and primary songwriter Michael Collins, Drugdealer expands on their 1960s and 70s-inspired sonics with the new song, which features a newly discovered vocal range from Collins and pays homage to musicians like Van Morrison and Nick Lowe. The visuals paired with the track see Collins and friends riding around in their cream vintage Mercedes. “Madison” is the first taste of new music to come from Drugdealer in 2022.

Speaking about the new song, Collins says “Madison was the first song I wrote in the period after “Raw Honey“. I hadn’t been feeling very confident about my voice for a while, when a chance encounter with an older artist, Annette Peacock, happened. She helped change my perspective, and style. She told me I wasn’t singing in my correct range, to modulate it up. She was right and it shifted my perspective on singing.

“Madison” is the first time I felt like I was hearing what I really sounded like, after years of defaulting more towards numerous collaborators who I knew had their voices. It was pretty surreal and I’m really thankful for her advice.”

A throwback, Van Morrison-style anthem from LA-based band Drugdealer. “Madison” instantly feels like it could’ve been on the Anchorman soundtrack with its warm retro keys and harmonies. If you dig it, the band’s 2019 album “Raw Honey” is full of similar tunes.

“Madison” follows Drugdealer’s latest full-length album, Raw Honey, which Pitchfork described as “a pristine portrait of early-’70s AM radio” and includes the tracks “Honey,” featuring Weyes Blood and “Fools,” along with their 2016 debut album, “The End of Comedy“, which houses their hit track “Suddenly,” featuring Weyes Blood.

Check out “Madison” above and stay tuned for more from Drugdealer coming soon. 

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