LA’s Drinking Flowers are sharing their new single “Black Monday.” The track, drawing instant comparisons to Depeche Mode and The Cure in my head, comes off of the lo-fi post-punk quintet’s forthcoming debut New Swirled Order LP, out March 18 on Manifesto.
“The song came very naturally to me,” said guitarist/lead vocalist Alex Galindo of the track. “I picked up my guitar in my living room and sat around in silence thinking of words that could capture my mood. ‘Black Monday’ popped into my head, and it seemed to be the perfect two words to capture my feelings at the time. I was depressed, completely uninspired from my day job, and felt trapped. I wanted to make a really dumb and simple pop song with a lot of repetition and only a couple variations floating around. It’s sort of a metaphor for the constant flow of uncreative non-liberating work most of us find ourselves doing. I also think it’s the charm of the song; it just keeps on rolling – fluctuating from dark to light.”