Wolverhampton alt-rock band Dearist have released a new video for ‘Drowning’. It’s a track from their second album ‘Sonder’ – the follow-up to 2015’s ‘This House Has No Windows’ – out on 27th April via Spartan Records.
“This song made it onto the new album pretty early,” says vocalist Adam Binder. “I was listening to a lot of mid-tempo 90s alternative rock at the time and I wanted to write a song with that same semi-dreamy vibe. I had that intro riff going on a loop pedal in the studio for about two hours just vibing off it. We’ve actually being playing this song live for a few months now so anyone that’s seen us live recently may recognise it.
“As for the lyrical content, like all songs on this new album, it’s written about other people I know, and what it would be like to be in their shoes. Drowning is about a person that has been through a tough time and they are finding it hard to move on with their life. It’s about getting stuck in what’s happened in the past and not being able to shake off those experiences.
Of the video, he adds: “Dearist is very DIY when it comes to the creative side of the band. Not only do we record and mix all our stuff but we are really lucky that Lee (our guitarist) is really good at all the visual aspects. He does all our design and video work. Which is great because we get a lot of freedom and time to work on stuff. Though we do go overboard sometimes when planning videos – one of the ideas we had recently for a video was me singing at the camera while getting paint filled water balloons launched at me. Thankfully we shelved that one.”
Watch ‘Drowning’ below.