DRONES Capture Our Unhealthy Alter Ego In “Josephine”


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London-based band DRONES address the alter ego that pops out when we had way too many drinks in their new single “Josephine.” Inspired by vocalist Lois McDougall’s past relationship with alcohol, the track opens up about the unglamorous, unhealthy ways we can sabotage ourselves by abusing alcohol. Along with the track, the band has also shared a Claymation video – rock it out:

“Growing up in Britain with its normalised binge-drinking culture, I never thought much about the fact I was relying on alcohol to feel relaxed and to have fun,” shared McDougall. “It wasn’t until recently that I was forced to tear myself away from it and realised how badly alcohol had been affecting me and my relationships. I wasn’t in control and was abusing myself with alcohol to try and suppress my depression. People started referring to the intoxicated me as ‘Josephine’. At first this was funny. Josephine was a clown. But there’s nothing funny about self-abuse. This song is about me realising that. Alcohol can be great, but if you don’t feel like you can say no to it, it’s time for a change.”

“Josephine” is from the band’s upcoming album, which will be out in February 2021 via Thousand Island Records.