Photo by Jasper Rischen

Jonny Pierce, charismatic frontman of the Drums, has announced the 2013 release of his solo LP with the song “I Didn’t Realise.” The synth-pop cut poses a distinct departure from the Drums’ lo-fi surf rock, and the woozy production is accompanied by a claustrophobic black-and-white video that shows Pierce walled in between brick buildings. It’s a compelling first image for an insular project—Pierce produced and recorded the album alone.