Brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch of The Driver Era refuse to slow down in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the pair were forced to postpone an international world tour earlier this year, the alt-rockers released a steady stream of new music during quarantine. Their creative streak continues with the unveiling of their latest single “Places” via BMG. ( Photo by MK Sadler)


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Rocky takes the lead on the self-penned and -produced track, which was inspired by his relationship with his current girlfriend. “I let her inside. She was coming by, but no I’ve never seen the place,” he sings on the opening lines. “Now my mind is running wild, and you can see it on my face.” His evocative vocals perfectly complement the lush production.

“Places” follows last month’s “Take Me Away,” which was supported by a cinematic video. 2020 also saw the duo (who got their start as part of family band R5) release “OMG PLZ Don’t Come Around,” “flashdrive” and a compilation of remixes from their debut album X, which arrived in late 2019.

( Photo by MK Sadler)

The brothers kickstarted The Driver Era with their genre-defying anthem “Preacher Man” in 2018. Since then they’ve carved out a space for themselves with their innovative soundscapes and powerful imagery. “Places” is another strong addition to their growing discography. And they aren’t done yet. The single will be supported by an upcoming video in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Ross is gearing up to reprise his role of Harvey Kinkle in the final season of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina later this year. The pair also plan to hit the road for  their postponed tour in 2021.

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