Gus Dapperton has shared his new single, ‘Medicine’.
It’s a cut from the follow-up to 2018 debut ‘Where Polly People Go to Read’, with ‘Orca’ due on 18th September.
Gus explains: “This track defines the album most explicitly. I wrote it as a song that would narrate my life. ‘Medicine’ is about someone who is self-destructive so that they can get high off of the process of healing. The hurting phase is of no concern to them.”
Written and produced by Dapperton, with Spike Stent, “the new album explores human pain and suffering, but also healing and redemption,” a press release explains.
It was written while he was having a hard time on tour. “I was unbalanced,” he says. “My lifestyle and habits had gotten extreme. I wasn’t getting eight hours of sleep a night, I was drinking and doing drugs often. Wasn’t eating healthy. And on top of it, I was performing. A show can be the most inspirational, emotional high; but if something goes wrong it can be devastating.”
Give ‘Medicine’ a listen below.