I came across Lucy a few months back and fell in love with the her emotion filled vocals. Listening to her latest single ‘Liquid Numbing Pain’, while watching the accompanying video, left me with a huge lump in my throat. I think at some stage most of us have been here, life doesn’t always go to plan and often we use substances to numb the pain.
Dron now delivers a pain-drenched single and music video in ‘Liquid Numbing Pain’, which drips with dulcet indie-rock tones as the melodic strumming of electric guitar partners with humble percussion. The raw emotion seeping through Dron’s honeyed vocals is undeniable as they move rhythmically through the verses, intensifying alongside the drums in the aching chorus.
Journeying through different stages of heartbreak, the song’s second half builds with a slow-burning rage, culminating in an outpouring of instrumental and vocal prowess within the elongated bridge. Finally, emotionally exhausted, the song is incrementally stripped back until the last note sounds.
Lyrically, ‘Liquid Numbing Pain’ explores the desire to escape from the gut-wrenching emotions caused by heartbreak. As the song moves from devastation and self-accusation to rage, blame and back again, Dron leaves herself utterly exposed, stating:
“This track is a raw and honest retelling of my own experience of intense heartbreak and loss.”
‘Liquid Numbing Pain’ will accompany ‘What Is Next?’ on Dron’s upcoming EP ‘Leftovers’, which is a collection of songs that each signify a different stage in Dron’s coming-of-age journey. Produced by Phoebe Faye & Johnathan Oldham, the music video moves through picturesque scenes of Dron wrapped up in silk, as she blames and torments herself. Distressed from her heartbreak, she is seen numbing her pain and anguish which combined with the expressive track, makes for a powerful and revealing visual accompaniment.