It was 1992. After Madchester‘s ecstasy and Seattle‘s grunge, it was time for something new.
It was time for SUEDE. An incredibly ambitious, shiny and creative band out of London with a different sound and look. Led by the charismatic frontman Brett Anderson the flashy four-piece released their very first single THE DROWNERS twenty-five years ago, today. It sounded sensual, adventurous, sexually ambiguous, romantic and gloomy at the same time. Oh yes, they were definitely inspired by their hero David Bowie and his provocative glam persona. It was the beginning of a new era, called Britpop, the rest is history…
Won’t someone give me a gun?
oh well it’s for my brother
well he writes the line wrote down my spine
It says “Oh do you believe in love there?”
So slow down, slow down, you’re taking me over
And so we drown, sir we drown, stop taking me over
Won’t someone give me some fun?
(and as the skin flies all around us)
We kiss in his room to a popular tune
Oh, real drowners
slow down, slow down, you’re taking me over
And so we drown, sir we drown,
stop takin’ me over!