The Drives are back with new track “All This Boredom” and it is anything but boring. “All This Boredom” is based off of personal experience in singer Andrew Levin’s life, focusing on his past breakup. It really captures the pain you feel as a breakup is happening and the pain you feel afterwards, just waiting to feel like yourself again.
“This song was inspired by the state of mind I was in directly following the end of a long term relationship. I knew ending this relationship was the right decision for me but it was still incredibly overwhelming and dark during this transitional period of my life. As a result, I spent a lot of time waiting for these feelings to pass. No matter what I did during this time, I couldn’t shake the anxiety and sadness but I knew it would eventually pass. So essentially, this song tries to capture the boredom and desperation of waiting for time to pass so that you will feel better. It’s probably not a very healthy reaction to what I was going through but it’s what I decided to do for better or for worse.” Levin explains of the track.
The song is brilliant and makes you feel as though you’re the one going through the breakup. It starts off with just guitar but bursts into a full band number once the chorus hits, and it really hits you. Levin sings about the emotions he went though during the breakup. “But I’m too tired to pretend, so these days I just stay in. All this boredoms killing me as I begin to atrophy.” You can feel the raw and authentic nature of this song in the lyrics and the music, The Drives went all in and left nothing out. The song is gritty and very reminiscent of the early 2000’s. The Drives knocked it out of the park with this one and will continue to do so with what’s in store. They continue to prove that they are a powerhouse band with authentic lyricism and catchy melodies that will leave you wanting more. We can’t wait to see what’s next for them!
Listen to “All This Boredom” below!
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