cleopatrick have shared their new video and single, ‘The Drake’.
The release precedes the Canadian duo’s – Luke Gruntz (guitar/vocals) and Ian Fraser (drums) – debut album, due via Thirty Tigers sometime this year.
They explain: “This song is about a gig we played at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, back in 2017. It was shortly after our band had started to pop. We were very anxious for this show as it was going to be one of our first performances where we would be in front of a crowd of people that had discovered us through the internet.
“We felt a lot of pressure, and intended to impress.
“However, shortly before we went up to play, things ended up taking a very unfortunate turn. As we nervously watched the crowd spill onto the venue floor from outside, a familiar group caught our eye…
“It was “the boys”.
“The kind of “the boys” that had made us feel embarrassed about our love of music in high school.
“The kind of “the boys” that we tried to escape through this band.
“The kind of “the boys” we had written an entire EP about.
“This ruined everything. Honestly. It was one of the worst shows we ever played.
“This song is about that night at The Drake. It’s about assholes from our hometown. It’s about never standing up for yourself. And it’s about looking forward to the day you can leave your high school bullies behind.”
Check it out below.