There’s something that feels so real about the new EP from Chicago duo DRAMA.
Titled Lies After Love and officially out this past Friday (May 18), its five tracks span a wide spectrum of electronic-pop, taking cues from everyone from Sade to Bowie along the path of crafting something so unique and fresh. We’re pretty intrigued by this effort from vocalist/writer Via Rosa and producer Na’el Shehade; it just feels ahead of the game, an extension and evolution of the genre-diverse seeds planted with 2016’s Gallows EP.
“Gallows was about getting your heart broken,” says Rosa.”This time, we were a little more strategic when it came to production and writing. We had more of a grasp on what the other person can and can’t do. We just knew where to start with all the songs, so we weren’t wasting time in the studio.”
From the trippy pop production of “Safe House” to the electro vibrations of “You’ve Changed,” Lies After Love taps into a human emotion, seamlessly tied together by a title that references “the affirmations and lies that people tell themselves to get over heartbreak,” as Rosa puts it.
Clear your head and get into Lies After Love below, and check DRAMA’s upcoming live performances, which include a choice gig at Popscene in San Francisco and a homecoming apearance at Chicago’s Mamby On The Beach Festival next month.
Featured DRAMA image by Keziban Barry.
DRAMA, Live Dates 2018:
June 5: The Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
June 8: Popscene at Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
June 9: Doug Fir’s Lounge, Portland, OR
June 10: The Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA
June 24: Mamby On The Beach Festival, Chicago, IL