SOMETHING I WANT

release date: 1/28/19
lead single off of debut LP “Fragments”

Drinker began in Brooklyn, NY in 2016 as a collaboration between songwriter Aaron Mendelsohn and producer Ariel Loh who connected over their shared influences of artists such as Fever Ray, Bon Iver, and James Blake. Their debut EP, Happy Accident was described as “four tracks of chillwave inspired bliss” by Discobelle in 2017. The duo began operating bicoastally after Mendelsohn moved to LA and -- strengthened by support from KCRW and Spotify-curated playlists -- developed their latest single “Fragment II”, which charted at #1 on Hype Machine, and after two years of writing and collaboration will culminate in their debut LP, Fragments, out in Spring 2019 on B3SCI Records.

“Something I Want” details the measures we take as individuals to feel empowered in a society which has spun far away from our ideals and sense of free will. Routinely we live with a casual disregard for our health and a lustful relationship to our vices and impulses. As the messaging from corporate influencers in society gets more and more invasive, the chokehold on who we are gets tighter and our sense of what we want becomes blurred.

We recognize that a failure to react is not a real option. But the pervasive dust over our eyes refuses to be cleared and we’re left with just an abstract longing for things to be different, in some undetermined way.”

“We wanted to create a visually diverse and bold message with the video for “Something I Want” and enlisted the help of NY based LGBTQ focused film maker Tyler Byrnes. With the implementation of stop motion animation and found footage, we aimed for a stark and surreal aesthetic to paint America’s multi-generational story of consumerism.“

Some one slipped me 
Something, I won  
Making me believe  
That I want 

Some one slipped me 
Something I want 
Making me believe  
I won  

I’m not giving up yet 
Some one sold me  
Something I want 
Making me believe  
That I won 

Some one told me  
Something I want 
Making me believe 
That I won

I’m not giving up yet 

Some one sold me something I was  
Some one sold me something I was 
Someone I was, someone I was
Someone I was, someone I was