The Line of Best Fit Premieres Drowners' "Human Remains"

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Drowners share “Human Remains”, a shimmering single stuffed with contrasts

Drowners are debuting "Human Remains", a new taste of upcoming LP On Desire, on Best Fit.

"Human Remains" links up with "Cruel Ways" in previewing the New York City-based group's follow up to their self-titled 2014 debut.

During "Human Remains" Drowners deploy shivering acoustic guitars and glitter-encrusted percussion, and drape sleek melodies across a shimmering frame. It's a bit '80s, dark without being malicious, and frontman Matthew Hitt's vocals flutter between breathy and belty - he sings of one-way affection, but the instrumental backdrop contrasts with his frustration.

"I watched her dance a crowded floor, holding on tightly to someone she'd met the week before," Hitt sings. "So when I leave tonight, with someone at my side, all the time I'll make believe it's you..." 

It's springy, if not exactly cheerful, and although romance is in his heart, Hitt's apparent actions are far from noble - but that's where the track's strengths lie. It's full of contrasts between light and dark, happy and sad, love and lust. 

On Desire is released via Frenchkiss Records on 24 June. 

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