THE DRIVES SHARE NEW SLACKER ROCK SINGLE “THE COMEDOWN”
LA-based trio The Drives kick off the year with a new breezy anthem titled “The Comedown” out on Friday, January 29th. Bleached with the coastal vibes of Southern California, “The Comedown” is the lovechild of slacker and alternative rock with a dash of pop to it. The riffs are dense, but buoyant as the trio injects you with chill rhythmic bursts throughout the track. There is a bittersweet air to it as The Drives address some of the knottiest emotions that surround being stuck in an unwanted situation. Through introspective wordplay, frontman Andrew Levin hopscotches between the restless pain of feeling stagnant (ie ongoing pandemic, breakup) and hopeful for moving forward.
“I wrote this song in the aftermath of an intense breakup when I was pretty overwhelmed and stuck. Nothing I could do could really get me out of the heaviness that surrounded me. I basically tried to capture what I was going through directly post break up. At times, it felt good, like it was the beginning of something. Then sometimes I felt a sense of uneasiness. Then other times I felt pure frustration. It’s weird now because even though I wrote this song a while ago about my breakup, it feels like the perfect time to release it. In a lot of ways I’m feeling similar emotions about the start of this year in terms of the state of the world and my own state of mind. Some days feel like a positive step forward while others feel another disheartening step back into 2020.” ~Frontman Andrew Levin
Release Date: January 29, 2021