Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle is releasing his record Friends and Family tomorrow (Tuesday, September the 10th)! To find out more about the LP and this Birmingham, Alabama pop artist, AMBY spoke with Drew Price about his favourite tracks, the album title’s significance, and his social psychology degree.
AMBY: Hello Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle, what have you been up to lately?
Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle: Hello, hi, I’ve been finishing up the record and putting together a live act to try to translate the ~vibes~ appropriately. As always, I’m still writing and recording new stuff, so with the album coming out soon, I’m just starting to think about my next projects. I stay busy creatively.
AMBY: Your upcoming record Friends and Family will be released on September 10th. Which songs are your favourite off the LP?
Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle: I don’t really have favorites on the album because every song serves a different purpose. It’s like loving your children ~all the same~. There’s a really bangin’ group exercise – cardio funk – Zumba @ the YMCA vibe about some of the songs, so I’m excited about those. Also, there are a few super dreamy wall of sound type rock n roll moments that I think will do a lot of good for people.
AMBY: What is the significance behind the album’s title?
Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle: The title is what it is. It’s meant to remind people what they are, where they come from, and what the idea means to them. Friends & Family are some of the only things we have to help us survive. I watch a lot of HGTV. That channel promotes a lot of values that I agree with. You know? Stainless steel appliances, open concept kitchens, crown molding, the importance of property value, friends and family etc.
AMBY: The new video for SSP is awesome. How did you create the concept for it?
Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle: Dustin Timbrook, who is an artist living and working out of Huntsville, AL, created the whole concept and video. He was really cool to work with. I’m proud of the video. I think it really evokes some of the emotions articulated in the song.
AMBY: Your song Casting Spells is captivating with its psychedelic/carnival-esque vibe. What inspired the song?
Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle: The song was written and recorded within a few hours. It’s about judgment day and ethics I guess. It’s just an attitude and feeling about how I was living at the time. It was a stream of conscious approach to recording. I went into the recording process with nothing in mind and just ~let it happen~. I was living with a bunch dirty men who partied all the time. Any given moment, 30 people would end up at my house. I was losing my mind.
AMBY: Has there ever been a song you wish you wrote? And if so, which song?
Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle: Yes, pretty much every good song. I love Lou Reed and Beyonce.
AMBY: Who have you been listening to this summer?
Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle: I’ve actually pretty much been exclusively listening to my good friend Holly Waxwing this summer. Her stuff is incredible. Takes me to the very natural world I need right now. If you take anything from this interview, go to her SoundCloud. Soundcloud.com/hollywaxwing. She’s about to put out her first album on tape on her new label Noumenal Loom Records. I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Also, I’ve really been digging that new Kurt Vile record.
AMBY: What has you excited for the rest of 2013?
Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle: Well, I’m about to graduate from UAB with a social psychology degree, so that will be a new interesting chapter of my life. I’m also just excited to see where I end up as an artist this year.
AMBY: What’s the best song of the year?
Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle: I don’t think I could pick one. Blurred Lines?
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle that nobody knows yet?
Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle: I’m a force of nature ; )
Thank you Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle, for giving us your answers!