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DRAMA “NINE ONE ONE” – LISTEN TO NEW SONG HERE

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DRAMA
“NINE ONE ONE” – LISTEN TO NEW SONG HERE

DANCE WITHOUT ME
OUT FEBRUARY 14TH ON GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL

2020 HEADLINE TOUR TO HIT NORTH AMERICA, UK & EUROPE

 

DRAMA will release their brilliant debut album Dance Without Me on February 14 via Ghostly International, and have announced extensive North American, UK & European headline tour dates (see below). Dance Without Me is a refined collection that recasts romantic tragedy as moonlit self-acceptance, as heard on previous singles “Hold On” and “Gimme Gimme.” Today, the Chicago-based duo shared new single “Nine One One.” A call of encouragement, “Nine One One” registers as a cinematic slow jam aided by a string arrangement that scales the song up an octave, and can be heard here: https://drama.ffm.to/nineoneone.

LISTEN TO “NINE ONE ONE”

The group is the multicultural collaboration between producer Na’el Shehade’s chic Chicago house-infused production style, and vocalist Via Rosa whose soulful delivery is inspired by the improvisational nature of jazz and playful patterns of hip-hop and bossa nova. The duo play to the complementary dynamics of their unlikely pairing by blurring the lines between R&B and dance-pop, heartbreak and bliss.

LISTEN TO “HOLD ON”

DRAMA’s debut album appears remarkably refined for a young band, with Rosa’s lyrical candor creating expressionistic narratives about interpersonal intricacies all finessed for the club by Shehade. As a lyricist, Rosa takes her blues and makes them vibrant — rather than wallow alone. There is lush lovelorn affliction blended into the tracks on Dance Without Me, which can be pre-ordered here: https://drama.ffm.to/dancewithoutme.

LISTEN TO “GIMME GIMME”

Rosa grew up in a musical household; her parents played in a reggae band and toured as a family, homeschooling Rosa into her early teens and limiting her listening primarily to Sade, oldies, Brazilian and Afrobeat music. She kept poetry journals and by high school started writing songs and making beats. After moving to Chicago in 2010, Rosa connected with THEMPeople, a collective at the center of the city’s sprawling hip-hop scene. Meanwhile, Shehade inherited an entrepreneurial drive from his late father, who immigrated from Palestine to the United States in the 1970s to build a better life. Born in Chicago, Shehade fell in love with DJ culture as a kid and took up music production and engineering; his interest eventually led to professional opportunities, including early studio work with Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, and music projects for MTV and Bravo. Since a chance meeting in 2014 lead to the creation of DRAMA, the duo has bootstrapped a subtle rise on their own terms, self-releasing several EPs and mapping multiple tours with Midwestern grit.

DRAMA 2020 TOUR DATES
01.29 Manchester, UK @ Night and Day Cafe
01.30 London, UK @ Heaven
02.01 Paris, FR @ Le 1999
02.02 Brussels, BE @ Le Botanique (Witloof Bar)
02.04 Hamburg, DE @ Nochtwache
02.05 Cologne, DE @ Studio 672
02.06 Berlin, DE @ Kantine Am Berghain
02.07 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
02.26 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
02.27 San Diego, CA @ Music Box
02.28 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
02.29 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
03.04 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
03.06 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
03.07 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
03.18 Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
03.19 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
03.20 Montréal, QC @ Le Ministère
03.21 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
03.26 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03.27 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
03.28 Washington, DC @ Union Stage
04.03 Chicago, IL @ Metro
04.28 Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
04.30 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
05.01 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
05.02 Austin, TX @ Barracuda

DANCE WITHOUT ME TRACKLIST

01. 7:04 AM

02. Years

03. Forever and a Day

04. Hold On

05. Gimme Gimme

06. Good For Nothing

07. People Like You

08.Days and Days

09. Lifetime

10. Nine One One

11. Dance Without Me

 

‘Dance Without Me’ Cover Art
Album Pre-Order / Pre-Save: https://drama.ffm.to/dancewithoutme

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