Drew Beskin, a seasoned songwriter based in Athens, Georgia, brings his nuanced approach to pop-rock songwriting from over a decade of releasing albums as a solo artist and frontman for The District Attorneys, Party Dolls and PURSES. When not working on his own projects, he is an active collaboratory with many other artists/friends such as Tedo Stone, Cowboy Curtys, Elijah Johnston, Well Kept and more.
Beskin’s upcoming third solo LP, Problematic for the People, will be released on July 2 digitally and on vinyl via Super Canoe. The album was produced/engineered by Drew Vandenberg (Faye Webster, Deerhunter) at Chase Park Transductions and by Matt Martin (of Wanderwild, COIN) at Gift Horse Studios both located in Athens.
Originally conceived as his last solo album, Beskin made an effort to touch on all styles of music that he loves to write. While original plans to “retire” were quickly squashed, there is a sense of finality and extra care to these songs unlike any Beskin release in the past making it his most lush and accomplished album to date.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering “Double Dipper” from the forthcoming LP.
“This was one of the last songs written for the record,” Beskin says. “I was up late at night working on this chorus I had written on the piano. I was stumped so I took a break and picked up an acoustic guitar to mess around and hear something else and the rest of the song magically poured out from the guitar. The time changes and lyrics kind of fell into place from there.
“Most of what you hear on the track was recorded live with the band and then I overdubbed keyboards and baritone guitar,” he adds. “It’s one of my favorite songs on the album and the kind of music I love making. If the albums previous singles ‘Going Alright For You’ and ‘Personal Shopper’ are extreme opposites then ‘Double Dipper’ is the compromise. I love how this one turned out.”