Polo Perks has carved out a fairly specific niche over the past few years with his sample-heavy drill sound culminating in 2021’s Punk Goes Drill+** mixtape, a collection of original songs interpolating aughts alt-rock staples by artists like The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foo Fighters, and Snow Patrol. While that was only one of four releases the Surf Gang member dropped that year, his latest single “Allyndale Drive” feels like a proper sequel to that tape, as it features an interpolation of more contemporary alt-rock single: Alex G’s House of Sugar track “Gretel.”
As heard on Drill+**, the altered sample serves as little more than a foundation for Perks’ trap instrumental and sleepy flow. Lyrically, it’s a sobering reflection on loss, longing, and survivor’s guilt, with the emcee paying homage to his friends that have passed. “I dedicated this song to three friends of mine who are close to my heart, but are no longer with us today,” he shared in a press statement. “Being so caught up in winning sometimes, you don’t get to shed light on your losses, I just needed someone to relate to me.”
Watch a video for the track below.