Brooklyn indie-rock stalwart Drew Citron has announced her debut solo effort, Free Now, due out October 9 on Park The Van. Free Now is the riotous sonic deliverance of an artist reborn following the break up of her long-term relationship with ex-Beverly bandmate Scott Rosenthal. As with career, relationships and summertime weather in Brooklyn, it can ramp up from a gentle drizzle to a raging storm without warning. Throughout, the album’s true punk ethos and technical prowess shine through the clouds and rattle the soul.
Fittingly, Drew Citron has unveiled lead single “Summertime” today, alongside a deceivingly lighthearted video which is an homage to the movie King of New York. “A nostalgic song about summer feels more prescient than ever,” she shares. “Missing summer, loving it, living for late afternoon beach beers, god I’m missing summer already and it’s barely started. This is a sweet little song about new love in summer, not wanting it to end, wanting to hold on to that feeling.”
Free Now acts as a roadmap to the creative evolution of a performer truly taking ownership of her craft. Citron has worked tirelessly over the years to learn every element of the musical process. Collaborating with an extremely talented pool of musicians — Scott Rosenthal, Sam Owens (aka Sam Evian), Tim Wheeler (Ash), John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile) and Danny Taylor — she engineered, produced and plays most instruments on the album.
Drew Citron performs in the highly regarded post-punk outfit Public Practice with Scott Rosenthal (Class Actress), with whom she also formed acclaimed band Beverly and opened storied Bushwick music-venue, Alphaville. She got her start as a touring member with Frankie Rose and The Pains of Being Pure of Heart.