Brooklyn-based musician and creator Dräger has shared his new single “The Villain You Need” alongside an accompanying video. The alluring, synth-driven single dives into the superiority complex of a hero and how sometimes you need to be the bad guy to do the right thing. The video for the song serves as a short film, inspired by movies like Blow and Pulp Fiction. Centered in a ‘70s-esque fantasy world, the video cinematically plays through a heist and love story straight from Dräger’s mind. The song and visual are just a taste of what to expect out of his synthedelic-pop world, as he joins the Trash Casual records roster with more music on the way this year. You can watch the video for “The Villain You Need” here and find the track on streaming services.
Speaking on the song, Dräger stated:
“”The Villain You Need” is a fantasy of being saved and how heroes are plagued with stereotypes of self righteousness and live in barriers of their own restrictions and principles. It’s about how it takes a villain sometimes to be honest and get shit done. It’s a feeling of helplessness and anger and wanting a bad guy to come along and serve it up to the man.”
Dräger is the ethos of Spencer Draeger’s dystopian modern era. With his hand on the pulse of a generation saturated in anxiety and melancholia, part satirical, part sarcastic but overall playful—Spencer takes a light hand to the heavy themes of technology, love and society at the precipice of a new world. He writes, produces, records, and mixes all his music in his home studio in Brooklyn, taking influence from the driving rhythms of late 70s punk, synth-heavy pop of the 80s, and dashed with a touch of alternative soul. All videos are written, directed, and edited solo as well to fulfill an undiluted vision all the way through. With a new LP on the horizon for 2021, Dräger is setting out to talk about the hardships of the modern world and present them in a way that could soundtrack a party.
Check out the video for ‘The Villain You Need’.