It’s been a hot minute since we’ve bumped Dragonette in our playlists, though these days you can hear a lot of the Toronto electro trio’s influence all over mainstream pop music. Today they’re back in the game with a new video for recent single “Sweet Poison”, and we’re falling in love with Martina Sorbara and the boys all over again.
“We wanted to keep the video really simple to allow for the emotion to be the focal point,” Sorbara tells Entertainment Weekly, which premiered the clip.
And that emotion is not only palpable, but rooted deep in Dragonette’s current complexion . The ethereal dance-pop track is the latest cut from their upcoming album Royal Blues, which hits November 11. It’s the group’s first proper LP in four years, and marks their first bit of new music since Sorbara and keyboardist Dan Kurtz announced their separation.
“This song came out of an emotional time for us and the story in the lyrics is very defined: love that you can’t hold onto nor let go of,” Sorbara reveals to EW. “On the set of the video, after the first take, a full run through of the song Dan and I both looked at each other and we could see that we were both holding back tears. But over all I think it meant a lot to us to share the experience and live the song together in that moment.”
Dragonette are set to take Royal Blues out on the road next month for a North American tour that kicks off November 9 in Ontario and wraps here in Boston with a December 11 date at Royale. Get all the dates after gazing at the video.
Dragonette 2016 tour:
November 09: Waterloo, ON; Maxwell’s
November 10:Toronto, ON; Phoenix Concert Theatre
November 11: Montréal, QC; Théâtre Fairmount
November 12: Ottawa, ON; Bronson Centre
November 16: Winnipeg, MB; Pyramid Cabaret
November 17: Saskatoon, SK; Louis’ Pub
November 18: Edmonton, AB; Starlite Room
November 19: Calgary, AB; The Gateway at SAIT
November 22: Kelowna, BC; Sapphire Nightclub
November 23: Vancouver, BC; Imperial
November 24: Victoria, BC; Sugar Nightclub
November 26: Portland, OR; Doug Fir Lounge
November 27: Seattle, WA; Neumos
November 29: San Francisco, CA; The Independent
November 30: West Hollywood, CA; The Roxy Theatre
December 02: Salt Lake City, UT; Metro Bar
December 03: Denver, CO; Bluebird Theater
December 05: Minneapolis, MN; 7th Street Entry
December 06: Chicago, IL; Lincoln Hall
December 08: Columbus, OH; A&R Music Bar
December 10: Brooklyn, NY; Warsaw
December 11: Boston, MA; Royale Boston