Sydney producer L D R U (better known to his parents as Drew Carmody) has unveiled a fresh banger, officially launching into his new era with the release of The Excuse.
Leaning heavily on slick percussion and infectious piano and tambourine, the new track showcases an entirely new version of L D R U, seeing him make the transition from his signature synth-pop sound to the dancefloor icon he is, with his gritty, infectious grooves ticking all the boxes.
Speaking of the new track, L D R U explains that the main element at play was collaboration, with the likes of Taras Hrubyj-Piper and TikTok-famous comedian and drummer Tom Cardy helping to get it over the line.
"Synergy between great minds and feelings alike, all mixed into one harmonious blend of dance/rock and pop," he explains. "It’s about not caring what anyone else thinks, clearing your head from all the drama and having a genuine childlike state of mind – really having fun, with the kind of laughter that makes your cheeks ache from smiling so much."
"Make sure you let your hair down and dance like no one is watching, while blasting it on your speakers," he adds as advice to fans.
Having met Cardy through a friend, the pair united in the studio, writing the lyrics and melodies to The Excuse amidst a whirlwind of inspiration. While Cardy worked on drums and other percussion, Hrubyj-Piper came into the mix to aid with piano, resulting in a collaboration in the truest sense.
The Excuse follows on from the release of recent singles Be There, Basecamp, Let You Go, and Ride Through, and also coincides with L D R U signing a worldwide deal with Warner Music Australia to herald his new era ahead of an array of new tracks set to arrive soon.
"We’re long term fans of his work, and when we first heard the new songs he had been working on over the past couple of years, I knew we had to bring him into the label," says Warner Music Australasia President, Dan Rosen. "These are seriously huge tracks, and I can’t wait to hear them blasting across dancefloors and festival stages around Australia and the world."