- 01 Jun 21
Forthcoming album 'The world within our bedrooms' will be shared via Fiction Records, with Drug Store Romeos recently announcing their biggest headline show to date at London’s Scala in November.
Hampshire trio Drug Store Romeos have released their newest single, ‘Secret Plan’ as a teaser to their upcoming album, The world within our bedrooms - out June 25.
Recorded at London’s Eastcote Studios with 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,” Drug Store Romeos 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.”
According to their Instagram, the band have been working on this album for the last 4-5 years, but the bulk of the project was created last year during the pandemic.
‘Secret Plan' is a laidback force of a track, showcasing the Fleet outfit's dreamy sonic waves and vibrant lyricism.
Speaking about the new single, the band stated: “‘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 transportive. 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.”
Drug Store Romeos formed at college in nearby Farnborough when childhood friends Jonny and Charlie pinned an ad about finding a bassist for their new band to the school’s notice board – fate played its part with Sarah replying and quickly proving herself a better vocalist than either of them. With roles reversed and Charlie taking up bass – Jonny remaining on drums – the trio spent the subsequent 24 hours discussing their love of Stereolab over messenger and watching Portishead and Mild High Club videos in the college’s computer lab.
Having built an identity away from the London music scene in the otherworldly and isolated suburbs of Hampshire, Drug Store Romeos are emerging from their Covid cocoon with a purpose, a direction and a fresh lease of life.
Check out ‘Secret Plan’ below: