Published Jun 17, 2020Hamilton rock trio the Dirty Nil are back with a new single, but don't let its title fool you. The song "Done with Drugs" is less a sobriety anthem and more a meta mockery of social media posts about sobriety.
The poppy, riff-heavy single will certainly get stuck in your head, but its lyrics about quitting drugs shouldn't be taken at face value.
Here's what frontman Luke Bentham had to say about it in a press release:
At this time in my life, I see a lot of people who are trying to stop doing cocaine or stop drinking rivers of liquor, or stop eating lots of shitty fast food. On Facebook, I see these posts from people declaring, "I'm done with this!" — they'll have a six-paragraph post about how they're changing their lives. I'm definitely not against self-betterment, and I'm not trying to make light of anyone's struggle; I'm just kind of amused and fascinated by that whole aspect of social media. Like someone will post, "I'm done drinking coffee!" Okay, well then just stop drinking coffee — you don't have to try to stop the internet for the day to tell everybody that you're done with Maxwell House! I find that funny, and somewhat narcissistic. But that's just my opinion, and I'm kind of an asshole!
Listen to "Done with Drugs" below.
The song can now be purchased on a 7-inch from Dine Alone, with a cover of Tom Petty's "Even the Losers" on the B-side.