Drowse, the nom de plume of Kyle Bates, will release its sophomore album on March 9th via The Flenser. Listen below to “Klonopin”, the band’s new single and taken from their new effort Cold Air.
About this new track, Kyle Bates commented: “‘Klonopin’ is an epistle to benzodiazepines. In the song I wake up from drug induced sleep and imagine myself as the empty part of a shape imprinted in mud: a strange vision of shame. With this image in mind I ruminate on how I’m ashamed of the way I force a wall between myself and others–on the inside I’m passionate but I keep a cold, calculated distance from those I love. This fixation makes me anxiously waste my day, stumbling wistfully through my waking life until night comes and I can take klonopin to forget myself again. I shot sections of the video in Squamish, BC. Later, Maya and I finished shooting and editing together in one extremely long day. As the video progresses the footage is increasingly layered. This blanketing of images is meant to reflect the brain fog that slowly rolls in and envelopes the user on heavy doses of Klonopin; symbols of disconnection abound.”
Cold Air tracklist and artwork:
1. Small Sleep
4. Rain Leak
7. Death Thought
8. Two Faces
9. Put Me to Sleep
Cold Air is due out on March 9 via The Flenser.