Kevin Drew Announces New Solo Album “Aging” Out Via Arts + Crafts
Broken Social Scene’s co-founder and front man Kevin Drew has announced his most vulnerable, minimal solo album to date – Aging – set for release on Arts & Crafts this fall. A physical version of the album will be released on September 22 and a full digital version will be released on November 3. Aging’s sonic profile sits in a similar place as beloved Broken Social Scene songs like “Lover’s Spit” and “The Sweetest Kill” – beautifully dark, richly melodic, and tinted with shades of melancholy and longing.
Where other Kevin Drew songs throughout his vast catalog – both with BSS and as a solo artist – lean into the exuberant fist-pump of being alive, Aging is an album best played at the end of the night; a collection for the stragglers left when the bar is about to close; a serenade for those who are coming down; songs that are quietly sad but ultimately ruminative and comforting.
Influenced by the passing of friends and mentors, as well as the health scares of friends and family, Aging brings together songs written over a decade marked by the signifiers of midlife – love, loss, and illness – all while wrestling with the hard truths of aging: How do you deal with the blunt-force impact of loss? What does it mean to look and feel different than you did before?
Broken Social Scene tour dates:
Sat-Aug-19 Peterborough, ON @ Peterborough Folk Fest
Sat-Sep-16 Fredericton, NB @ Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
Mon-Sep-18 Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
Tue-Sep-19 Austin, TX @ Stubbs
Thu-Sep-21 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Fri-Sep-22 New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
Sat-Sep-23 Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
Sun-Sep-24 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Tue-Sep-26 Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg University at XL Live!
Wed-Sep-27 Boston, MA @ Royale
Thu-Sep-28 Boston, MA @ Royale
Fri-Sep-29 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
Mon-Oct-2 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Tue-Oct-3 Indianapolis, IN @ HI-FI Annex
Wed-Oct-4 Louisville, KY @ Headliners
Thu-Oct-5 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Fri-Oct-6 Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fri-Dec-15 Toronto, ON @ The Concert Hall
Pre-save Aging HERE.
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