Alabama musician Drew Price, a.k.a. Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle, has a unique approach to pop construction. In past interviews, Price has said that “sometimes I feel like I’m not writing the songs I make but I’m channeling them from somewhere else…because I feel like the song already has a set destiny.” That unique insight, coupled with his persistent desire for near-total creative isolation, informs his abstract take on pop music, a style that jumps genres and mixes influences with little foresight. Price will step out of his little circle (or is that triangle?) with the release of his debut album under the Bermuda Triangle moniker, Friends and Family, on September 4th via Happenin Records.
For the lead single from Friends and Family, Price has chosen the fuzzed-out sludge of “SSP”. With this track, Price sees fit to challenge our own notions of pop music while dragging his minimalist industrial beats and swathes of grime-caked distortion through ever murkier waters. Devoid of all but the most simplistic and submerged vocalizations, “SSP” tosses quick streaks of bright synths across a desolate backdrop, drawing in curious listeners before collapsing abruptly inward. This may not be pop as we know it, but Price has opened up whole new worlds to get lost in.