Drug Store Romeos have shared their new single, ‘Secret Plan’.
It’s the latest cut from their debut album ‘The world within our bedrooms’. Set for release on 25 June via Fiction Records, they also recently announced their biggest headline show to date at London’s Scala on 17 November.
Speaking about the new single, the band explain: “‘Secret Plan’ was written during the first lockdown when the only time I could write was between 2am-7am because I live with 12 very noisy people. I wanted to make a purple song so I turned off all lights apart from my colour changing bulb which I made a magenta purple. It was pitch black outside so I was totally immersed. The light guided me in the choice of tonality, and my situation and setting must have influenced the rhythm and notes. I think it turned out pretty purple.
“‘Secret Plan’ was partly inspired by the surrealist quote “bathed everyday reality in magic light”, and we wanted it to feel personal yet transportative. In my own life I try as hard as I can to see the magic in mundanity. Although it sounds cheesy, making the effort to remind yourself of the chaotic, absurd, beautiful layers of life can really help to keep things interesting.”
Recorded at London’s Eastcote Studios with regular producer George Murphy, ‘The world within our bedrooms’ is described by the band as “a journey of emotions and colour schemes.”
“A lot of bands have a consistent emotion across their whole album,” they continue, “but we wanted to reflect the ever changing nature of someone’s mental state over a period of time. We always wanted to create our own world, and as a three we have this force field around us.”
Check out ‘Secret Plan’ below.