"All anyone wants to be is what they can."
After becoming enmeshed in the Los Angeles underground scene after 2013's The End of
Comedy, Raw Honey (Michael Collins second album as Drugdealer) sees Collins once again
leading an ace crew of collaborators to coalesce the spirit of Drugdealer's classically
modern pop with lush arrangements, memetic melodies, and a vulnerable tunefulness that
tries to make sense of self-doubt and connected loneliness in our shared simulacra.
Raw Honey features contributions of Josh Da Costa (drums), Jackson MacIntosh (guitar),
Danny Garcia (guitar), Michael Long (lead guitar), and Benjamin Schwab (backing vocals,
guitar, organ, piano, wurlitzer), as well as guest vocalists like country balladeer Dougie Poole
("Wild Motion"), Harley Hill-Richmond ("Lonely"), and frequent collaborator Natalie Mering
(Weyes Blood) whose dulcet tones sing low before soaring on "Honey," a track as silky as the
Drugdealer's Raw Honey will be released on April 19th 2019 via Mexican Summer.