Welp. This one came out of nowhere. A bit of background: I cherish all Destroyer. Sky’s Grey isn’t going to change that. It’s basically an instant classic. In some ways this feels like a perfect distillation of the many sounds and styles the Destroyer has been able to embody over the years: the quick pace of the quiet wood blocks and hi hat., Dan’s remarkable vocal timbre – delivered (at least in the first half) in his whisper/spoken style, the abrupt change to woozy synthesizers and tremolo guitar. Over this all, Dan’s opaque lyrical work will have me pondering this track for the rest of the year. This song feels equal parts sad and reassuring, teetering on the existential brink as only Destroyer can. We’ve had endless candidates for Song of the Summer, but this feels like the first true song for Autumn.
Destroyer’s new album, Ken is out October 20th. Pre-Order Here