Kevin Drew Returns with New Solo Album 'Influences'
Hear "The Slinfold Loop" from the Broken Social Scene leader's instrumental effort as K.D.A.P.
Published Jun 15, 2021Broken Social Scene leader Kevin Drew is once again going solo. Today the Toronto artist announced he will be releasing the new solo album Influences as K.D.A.P. — or Kevin Drew a Picture.
The album is due out on July 16 via Arts & Crafts, and it's an entirely instrumental affair.
Here's how a press release sums up the album:
You may know him as the leader of Toronto indie-rock ensemble Broken Social Scene—but let's imagine that he wasn't. Instead, let's imagine that the young man who spent his early 20s obsessing over Brian Eno's ambient works, Morricone soundtracks, Chicago post-rock, and the early Warp Records catalogue never left the basement, never met his future BSS partner Brendan Canning in 1999, never discovered a wider community of musicians, and never worked up the nerve to sing about love and spit on stage in front of thousands of people. Now take that kid, time-warp him to 2021, hand him a smartphone with a DIY beat-making app, and drop him in a forest somewhere in the south of England. The result would sound something like Influences.
For an idea what that actually all sounds like, check out the newly shared "The Slinfold Loop" over here (or in the player below).
Of the track, Drew said the following: "We live in a society that's based on selling yourself back to yourself. It's created an underground battle to constantly be searching for 'true identity'. We wanted to create a video presentation that promotes exploring over searching and brings the mystical slide-show of never ending opinion to the forefront of this battle. We used available footage found on the World Wide Web from other artists and cut together a blender of images to tell a love story about continuing to move forward amongst the never ending information of how one is supposed to live."
That's the album cover above, while the tracklist can be found below.
1. The Slinfold Loop
2. Hopefully Something
3. Dooms Dive
4. Shadow Rescues
5. You and Me and Them
6. Wilner's Parade
7. Explosive Lip Balm
8. Almost Victory (Keep End Going)