Destroyer Shares Visuals/New Song, “It Just Doesn’t Happen”

Posted on 11/19/2019

Today, Destroyer proudly shares a new video for “It Just Doesn’t Happen” the second single from the Canadian outfit’s upcoming album Have We Met due on January 31, 2020. The vocals from lead singer Dan Bejar, initially sparsely accompanied by a guitar, sound as if they’re coming from a PA system. When the chorus hits, a thrumming bassline and percussion arrive to carry him forward.

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Where the visuals for previous single “Crimson Tide” featured Bejar and various slices of life, “It Just Doesn’t Happen” hardly features any “visuals” at all. A lone snowmobiler travels through the night, only the light of their vehicle illuminating any of the surrounding area. The traveler meets a number of figures along the way, but largely spends their journey alone on in the frigid, dark night.Slightly foreboding yet comforting in its delivery, “It Just Doesn’t Happen” plays into Bejar’s initial vision for Have We Met as a Y2K album. A statement from the band confirms “the songs do seem to point at a very modern dread—one that heightens the more you consider it.

“Atmosphere and loose approximations of a place or feeling are what we’ve come to expect from any new Destroyer record— certainly not an easily defined and stridently adhered to theme or concept. Have We Met manages to meet somewhere between those disparate Y2K reference points and Destroyer’s own area of expertise, gliding deftly into territory that marries the old strident Destroyer with the new, aged crooning one of late.

Destroyer Tour Dates:
Feb 21 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
Feb 22 San Francisco, CA – August Hall
Feb 23 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
Feb 24 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Feb 26 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Feb 27 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Feb 28 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
Feb 29 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
Mar 01 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Mar 02 Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx
Mar 04 Toronto, ON – Opera House
Mar 05 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
Mar 06 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Mar 07 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Mar 08 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Mar 09 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Mar 11 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Mar 12 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Mar 13 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Mar 14 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Mar 15 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Mar 16 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Mar 17 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Mar 19 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Mar 20 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Apr 17 Rotterdam, NL – Motel Mozaïque Festival
Apr 18 Genk, BE – Little Waves Festival
Apr 19 Zurich, CH – Plaza
Apr 20 Milano, IT – Ohibo
Apr 21 Nürnberg, DE – Z-bau
Apr 22 Prague, CZ – The Archa Theatre
Apr 24 Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu
Apr 25 Leipzig, DE – Ut Connewitz
Apr 26 Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
Apr 27 Stockholm, SE – Slaktkyrkan
Apr 28 Oslo, NO – Blå
Apr 29 Lund, SE – Meijerit
Apr 30 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
May 02 Schorndorf, DE – Manafaktur
May 03 Antwerp, DE – Trix
May 04 Paris, FR – Cafe de la Danse
May 05 London, UK – Village Underground
May 06 Glasgow, UK – Drygate
May 07 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

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