Even though it’s only their label debut, New to You represents an entire decade of Bread Pilot’s lives. With three of the band’s four members coming together while still in high school, the forthcoming LP charts their growth as they collectively relocated from Connecticut to Seattle, while some of the songs they penned together as teens became wrapped up in that evolution.
One such track is “Droopee,” the latest sample of New to You, which the band notes is the oldest song they included on the project. Much in the same way it must have undergone change since it was first penned a decade ago, the song itself shifts over its brief two-and-a-half minutes from a gentle balance of acoustic guitar, falsetto, and electronic drum beat into full-blown fuzz-pop. “It was written 10 years ago when I was first starting to really put my head down and try to write songs rather than rely entirely on atmospheric sounds,” shares co-vocalist/guitarist Stephen Ibanez, Jr. “It started out as a guitar loop in my dorm room and the words reflect on desperately grasping at anything that will provide me comfort or make me feel loved, even if I know that it’s fleeting. Flailing through the first few years of adulthood.”
Along with the track comes a video with bright imagery that continually gets distorted alongside the track’s descent into scuzzy bliss. Check it out below, and expect New to You out May 27 via Double Double Whammy.