Destroyer Announces New Album ken, Releases “Sky’s Grey”
The psychedelic-voiced Dan Bejar returns this fall with his 12th solo album as Destroyer. ken is out October 20 from Merge, following up 2015’s Poison Season. Our first taste is the album opener “Sky’s Grey,” a mellow slow jam that takes flight halfway through.
If a title like ken has you thinking about boys, you’re dead wrong. According to a statement from Bejar, ken is an opaque reference to a classic Suede song that holds a quasi-spiritual meaning for him:
Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for “The Wild Ones” (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was “Ken.” I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by…