The Drums have just released a brand new single, “Meet In Mexico,” to benefit Mexican earthquake relief efforts.
All digital downloads of the song on Bandcamp will go directly to two different relief organizations, Reconstruir México and Lago Tanganica 67.
“I am grateful beyond measure for the love poured out to me from my Mexican and Mexican-American fans. I contribute much of the longevity of my career to their devotion and passion for the work I put into the world,” singer Jonny Pierce said in a statement. “I wrote this song when I had reached a mountaintop of frustration with Donald Trump and his Country Club of Dumb Americans. I found myself wanting to get out of America. Mexico seemed like an obvious choice—a place to go of which I have only good memories. Mexico, I love you and I’m with you.”
Following their 2017 album Abysmal Thoughts, “Meet Me In Mexico” is some of Pierce’s most experimental work to date, along with one of his recent album tracks “Your Tenderness.” His new pop song features eccentric synths, pulsating, electronic vocal loops, reverberating guitars and Pierce briefly singing in Spanish.
The Drums also recently announced a few dates with Alvvays in California, planned around their upcoming Coachella appearance.
Listen to “Meet Me In Mexico” below and watch The Drums perform in the Paste Studio further down. Purchase “Meet Me In Mexico” on Bandcamp here.