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Comedian, actor, writer, and musician Jaboukie was already a fan of The Drums by the time their second album, Portamento, was released, but the project would end up taking his love of the band to an entirely new level.
On this episode of The Spark Parade, Jaboukie chats about how Portamento solidified his relationship with The Drums and why it struck such an emotional chord. He explains how he was drawn in by the vulnerable honesty of the lyrics and the connection between singer Jonathan Pierce’s queerness and Portamento’s thematic landscape.
“It just felt like it was hitting all the emotional notes of being a young queer person. Every song pertained to something that I was immediately going through at that time,” he explains. “I remember hearing those songs and almost feeling like I was in a Truman Show. Like, who’s been following me, who’s been watching me?”
Listen to Jaboukie gush over The Drums’ Portamento in this episode of The Spark Parade. Please also take the time to like, review, and subscribe to The Spark Parade wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.
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