band crush: beach day
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As for that girl group sound, Drake promises that it was entirely organic: "Skyler [Black, the band's drummer] and I both grew up completely on '60s music, and I never played with someone who loved that stuff as much as I do. So when we played together it just happened naturally." And though the band's philosophy is all about rolling with the punches, they've had a few lucky breaks come their way. For example, soon after making a Facebook page with just two songs, Jim Diamond--who produced the first two White Stripes albums--messaged them. "It was definitely a surprise," remembers Drake. "We were like, 'Let's just do it, this is fun!'"
Needless to say, you'll have a good time when you hear it yourself. "First of all, you have to play it loud. Crank it up," advises Drake, before adding, "And I would say go into [Trip Trap Attack] just to hang out and have fun--it's not serious. There might be some serious stuff [in the music], but you'd have to look to find it; sometimes the melodies are really upbeat but in the lyrics there's some darker stuff."
Hear for yourself: We've got an exclusive stream of the album a week early! Put on your sunglasses, find a place to chill, and then press play.
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