Let Destroyer Ruin Your Happiness With New Song 'Sky's Gray'
    • TUESDAY, AUGUST 08, 2017

    • Posted by: Annie Brinich


    We've been noshing on some bright, summery hits in the last few months, but don't worry -- Destroyer is here with our reality check. The follow up to 2015's Poison Season is called ken, and as Destroyer frontman Dan Bejar explained, besides being a reflection on the Thatcher era, and a reference to Suede's 1994 Ballad "Wild Ones" (the original title of which, Bejar explains, was "Ken"), the album's title means "to know".

    So it's fitting that the first track on the album, "Sky's Grey", is a melancholy ode to foresight -- about realizing things that should have been obvious from the jump. After the dramatic but brief introduction of synth at the 1:50 mark, Bejar sings: "Should have seen it coming. Should have taken care." He follows this several lines later with "Come one, come all / Dear young / Revolutionary capitalists!"

    Bejar may be noting some similarities between America's present political mood and Britain's in the very early 90s. Bejar also mentions that Suede's music "made no sense in America" without the context of Thatcher's political reign. But maybe it does now. Or maybe Destroyer's ken can help us understand what exactly it is we're feeling.

    ken will be released October 20, 2017 by Merge Records
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