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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.

Trish Bendix

Trish Bendix is the Managing Editor of INTO.