Late last month, Michael Collins, who leads the california-based outfit Drugdealer, saw it fit to deliver to us his new full-length record just in time for summer, Raw Honey, which will easily stay in rotation for the coming months. The record features Weyes Blood, who dropped a phenomenal record earlier this year, Harley and the Hummingbirds, and Dougie Poole. Mac Demarco, who happens to be releasing his highly-anticipated new album this Friday, helped with engineering.
The production on here is colorful and uplifting, making for fun tracks that seem to strike a chord with many in a lyrical sense. The influences are apparent, but what he does with those influences is impressive, as he puts together a tracklist full of really enjoyable songs with good songwriting that coast along on top of lush instrumentation. Stand-outs include the Weyes Blood-assisted “Honey”, the upbeat and feel-good “Fools”, and “Lost in My Dream”.
“Raw Honey” consists of some summer-essential gems that would be a crime to leave off your summer playlists, so check it out below and on all streaming services!