How It Ended

Album: Portamento (2011)

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  • This was released as the second single from the Drums' second album Portamento. The Patrick Roberts directed video was recorded whilst the band were in London. "[London] is a place that brings me a good level of comfort and at the same time keeps me on edge, which I think any great city should do," said frontman Jonny Pierce. "We took three days for filming which happened to be the same three days that we were playing a few small intimate shows around London. It made us a bit nostalgic because it was just like the first time we came to London as a band, and our worlds changed forever."
  • Said Patrick Roberts: "For Jonny, this is a very personal song. We wanted to convey a tone of recollection, memory, and longing. While the lyrical content could refer to a person, we wanted to play with the idea that it could also refer to a place. We chose to incorporate figures that were ghostly, painterly, and saturated in color. We wanted a video that retained a sense of human touch. Something visceral and intimate."

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