‘Head Of The Horse’ is the new single taken from The Drums anticipated fourth album Abysmal Thoughts, which will be released on June 16th via Anti-.
The third single off the new album captures frontman Jonny Pierce’s ability to tackle some of the most dark and complex narratives of his life, all the while remaining true to his indie-pop sensibility. As Pierce explains further, ‘Head of the Horse’ is about how growing up living with his parents – two anti-gay Pentecostal preachers – still impacts him today as an openly gay man.
“I grew up in a poor and dirty town called Horseheads, NY. I am the son of two Pentecostal preachers who have always been outspokenly anti-gay and this made for a childhood that was riddled with self doubt, confusion and a lot of self-hate,” Pierce said.
“I remember being anxious all the time and turning to music as an escape. Music brought me to New York City, where I live now as an adult. But I am coming to find out that being an adult doesn’t mean much at all. We are all just kids in bigger, older bodies.
“We all still know very little about the world and even less about ourselves. I find that the past still dominates a lot of my daily experiences – sometimes to the point of feeling paralysed. The goal is to heal, and I think I am – but at a much slower pace than I am comfortable with.”