No Doubt-AFI supergroup Dreamcar released “Born to Lie,” a New Wave-style song from their approaching, self-titled debut LP.
Singer Davey Havok emotes about a would be romance ruined by practicality (I Have grown too tired to lie/ and you’re created so ill of truth”) over Tony Kanal’s bass guitar, Adrian Young’s drums and Tom Dumont’s phaser-driven guitars. Dreamcar formed in 2014 but didn’t officially declare the job until last year. In March, the quartet detailed their 12-track debut album and released lead single “Kill for Candy.”
In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Kanal discussed the job’s dominant Eighties vibe, which was inspired by the musicians’ teenage years. “When you’re in those really formative years, from, like, 13 to 19, what you listen to is so influential, and I think that’s just part of our being now. It was never like, ‘Oh, let’s try to do this!’ It’s just the stuff that makes you feel comfortable.”
Dreamcar is out May 12th. This week, the band kicked off a North American tour, and their next date is Sunday, April 9th in San Francisco.