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G Flip Shares Second Album ‘DRUMMER’

The multi-instrumentalist says it’s “a pop album from a drummer’s perspective”

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Callum Walker Hutchinson*

G Flip’s second album is here.

The highly-anticipated DRUMMER contains 11 songs all co-produced and co-written by the multi-instrumentalist, who worked with the likes of Tommy English (Kacey Musgraves) and Colin Brittain (All Time Low) to bring the songs to life.

As the title hints towards, G Flip’s new album pays tribute to their favourite instrument. “Most people know me as a singer that drums, but to me, I’m a DRUMMER that sings,” they explain.

“Since I picked up the sticks at nine years old, I’ve been dreaming of a solo pop artist whose main instrument was drums. As the years have gone by, I realised that maybe that person I was dreaming of, was actually myself. So I made the record little G always wanted, DRUMMER, a pop album from a drummer’s perspective.”

In order to achieve this goal, G Flip “started out by writing up a list of drum ideas and grooves to include on the album.” They also play guitar, bass, and keys throughout the record.

“I thought in depth about tempo, time signatures, giving the drums their own moments, and when to let other parts of the production shine,” they add. “I wanted to make sure every drum part on every song served its purpose, letting moments breathe and not overplaying.”

DRUMMER follows G Flip’s 2019 debut, About Us, a top 10 entry on the ARIA Albums Chart. The musician returns to Australia this month for a national tour, before they heads back to the US  for a run of dates in September (more tour information here). It will be G Flip’s first headline shows on home soil since 2019.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, G Flip discussed in-depth the meaning behind DRUMMER. “With this new record, I wanted to bring back just how I go about making music from the band sense and as a kid. The new record’s very instrument-based, very drum-heavy, very organic-sounding,” they said.

“There’s no loops that I got from the internet. Not saying that that’s a bad thing, but for my creative process I wanted it to be very hands-on and me physically playing everything.”

G Flip’s DRUMMER is out now via Future Classic.