The Drums singer Jonathan Pierce has revealed that the band came very close to splitting up, just two weeks ago. The Drums have been busy working away in the studio, preparing for the release of their second album, but Jonathan admits that, that nearly didn’t happen.
Pierce explained, "We have faced trials. The guitarist [Adam Kessler] left, there were a lot of shouting matches. Two weeks ago, we came very close to splitting. But that has nourished the album, I think." He also confirmed the title of the band’s new album and the reasoning behind it.
Jonathan continued, "Now we have an audience, we are taking into consideration the fact that we will be heard. That wasn't the case at the time of the first record. I can't see myself writing another song about the ocean or the beach. That's why we've called the new album 'Portamento', it signifies going from one point to another."