Raw Honey (Michael Collins' second album as Drugdealer)
Raw Honey (Michael Collins' second album as Drugdealer) sees Collins once again leading an ace crew of collaborators to coalesce the spirit of Drugdealer’s classically modern pop with lush arrangements, memetic melodies, and a vulnerable tunefulness that tries to make sense of self-doubt and connected loneliness in our shared simulacra.
Raw Honey features contributions of Josh Da Costa (drums), Jackson MacIntosh (guitar), Danny Garcia (guitar), Michael Long (lead guitar), and Benjamin Schwab (backing vocals, guitar, organ, piano, wurlitzer), as well as guest vocalists like country balladeer Dougie Poole (“Wild Motion”), Harley Hill-Richmond (“Lonely”), and frequent collaborator Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood) whose dulcet tones sing low before soaring on “Honey,” a track as silky as the nectar itself.
Raw Honey is out now on vinyl, cd + digital platforms. Drugdealer heads to Europe for a 10-date tour in May, hitting the UK, France, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, with support* from Brussels psychedelic pop duo Robbing Millions.