Dräger is creating the soundtrack to dance us into the dystopian future. The psychedelic-synth-pop band from singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Spencer Draeger uses sounds of the past to talk about the future, channeling themes of the modern age and taking a satirical approach to the narcissisms and anxiety illuminated through technology. The music is the sweet, sugar infectious synth-pop that makes the medicine go down easy, born of guilty-pleasure afternoons spent in the solitude of Draeger’s Brooklyn apartment, indulging a love of vintage synths and a desire to make something you could dance to. Dräger’s music is that rare successful combination of music you can dance and lose your mind to, but will also make you think.
Dräger’s latest “Wolf” is their second single (their first on Cell Laboratories). The song encapsulates everything great about the Dräger sound: Analog synths and vintage drum machines paired with simple melodic guitar. Lyrically, the song is about “the cat and mouse game of dating” says Draeger. “Dating is like a card game and we all respond to social cues and assume everything rather knowing anything. I think anyone who has gone on a date knows how quickly the roles of power change and how sometimes you’d take all the torture just to get her/him in the end.” Built for the dance floor, Draeger’s soaring vocals glide over the pulsing synths and drums, it is a true piece of pop excellence that will lift the listener into a state of ecstatic bliss. Dräger recently released a self-directed music video for the track (see below).