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Godmother’s ‘Death Drive’ is a Darkly Melodic Debut

Queer art-pop artist and DJ Joey Hansom has shared stages with Peaches, SSION, Cakes Da Killa, and Perfume Genius. They’ve played sex clubs and international queer music festivals, and co-created Boo Hoo, a regular queer club night in their home base of Berlin. and now, they’re readying their first-ever self-titled LP as Godmother this fall.

“The album as a whole is about having a laugh in the face of death, both on a personal level as well as witnessing the decline of humanity,” says Hansom. “Every ending brings a new beginning.”

On the lead single “Death Drive,” Hansom sings alongside guest vocals from Kaia Bremnes (Jackie Charles) over an electric cello from Stellan Veloce of Y-E-S. It’s darkly melodic and addictive, well-suited to its lyrics.

“‘Death Drive’ is basically a song about how the pleasures that make life worth living are often what kill us – and about being fine with that,” Hansom tells INTO.

Check out the exclusive premiere of “Death Drive” below. Godmother’s debut will release September 21.

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