Hampshire trio Drug Store Romeos have today shared their new single ‘What’s On Your Mind’ and announced their debut album The world within our bedrooms for release on June 25 via Fiction Records.
Speaking about the new single, with its accompanying video by Qianhui Yu, the band commented: “The last half of the song is sort of our interpretation of a mental journey through realisations about past situations that send you down rabbit holes of thought that end up linking to other rabbit holes.
“During this journey you go through positive and negative emotions, but the negative emotions are not inherently bad and can lead to positive change. ‘What’s On Your Mind’ is also about perspective change and was made for listening to at 10pm as you’re settling in for the night.”
Listen to ‘What’s One You Mind’ by Drug Store Romeos on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
Recorded at London’s Eastcote Studios with regular producer George Murphy, The world within our bedrooms is a testament to youth and adventure; an escape from mundanity and proof that art will always open a door for those looking to escape.
The band explain, “The album is a journey of emotions and colour schemes. A lot of bands have a consistent emotion across their whole album but we wanted to reflect the ever changing nature of someone’s mental state over a period of time. We always wanted to create our own world, and as a three we have this force field around us.”
Drug Store Romeos formed at college in nearby Farnborough when childhood friends Jonny Gilbert and Charlie Henderson pinned an ad about finding a bassist for their new band to the school’s notice board. Sarah Downey replied and quickly proved herself a better vocalist than either of them.
While the band have since moved to London, having built an identity away from the capital’s music scene in the otherworldly and isolated suburbs of Hampshire, the trio are emerging from their cocoon with a purpose, a direction and a fresh lease of life.