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Song You Need to Know: Drapht, ‘Problem Here’

The second single from his forthcoming album, ‘Problem Here’ sees Drapht spitting lyrics that feel almost universally-relatable given the events of the last two years.

Alex Montanari*

2021 is undoubtedly shaping up to be a big one for Drapht, who just this week has unveiled a brand new single, “Problem Here”, as he gears up to launch his new record and hit the road.

Released on Wednesday, “Problem Here” sees Drapht teaming up with Complete and Eli Greeneyes to showcase his classic, fearless sound, all while spitting lyrics that feel almost universally-relatable given the events of the last two years.

“It was the last song written for my album,” Drapht says of the inspiration behind the track, which follows on from last month’s “Shadows on My Walls”. “I had just bought my dream house in the hills of Perth, and the week I moved all my stuff in – planes started flying over.

“Then I found termites in the roof, snakes in the backyard, and to top it all off I have a toddler at home and I decided to throw a puppy in the mix just for some extra excitement. It was all a tad bit stressful…!”

Meanwhile, the track also comes paired with a clip directed, filmed, and edited by his Perth friends Uncool Sam & Complete at Drop Shot Media. Equal parts comical and contextual, it’s a classic Drapht clip that shows a playful side in the midst of negativity.

“This clip was loads of fun and super easy to make, as we just focused on bringing the lyrics to life within the house where the initial idea came about,” Drapht adds. “Thankfully the termites and snakes weren’t living there anymore.”

“Problem Here” is on track to appear on Drapht’s forthcoming album, Shadows and Shinings, which is released on September 10th. In addition to the new record’s arrival, Drapht will be hitting the road for a national tour which kicks off in early September, with full details available below.

Drapht’s “Problem Here” is out now, while Shadows and Shinings will be released on September 10th, with pre-orders available now.

Drapht – Shadows and Shinings national tour

Friday, September 3rd
Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA (18+)
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, September 10th
Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth, WA (18+)
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, September 17th
Fat Controller, Adelaide, SA (18+)
Tickets: Moshtix

Saturday, September 18th
Night Cat, Melbourne, VIC (18+)
Tickets: Moshtix

Sunday, September 19th
Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC (18+)
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, September 24th
Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD (18+)
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, September 25th
Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD (18+)
Tickets: Moshtix

Sunday, September 26th
Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD (18+)
Tickets: Oztix