Destroyer’s Dan Bejar: “David Bowie’s ‘Where Are We Now?’ is a major inspiration”

The frontman discusses his love of Bowie in the current Uncut

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Destroyer‘s Dan Bejar, speaking in the current Uncut, reveals how David Bowie‘s comback inspired his own forthcoming album.

The band’s tenth record Poison Season, out on August 28, is their follow-up to 2011’s acclaimed Kaputt.

Explaining the impact of Bowie’s January 2013 single, Bejar says: “[Classic rock] has always been Destroyer’s comfort zone. That is the music that got me out of the basement, and into trying to sing in a rock’n’roll band, in 1997.


“For some reason I recently started to revisit those early-’70s records that were so pivotal to me in the late ’90s, mostly sparked by the song ‘Where Are We Now’ by David Bowie. It made me think about him for the first time in a long time, and sonically it is definitely a major inspiration for Poison Season.”

The current Uncut, featuring David Gilmour on the cover, is out now.

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