The Driver Era Releases Sophomore Studio Album GIRLFRIEND Today
THE DRIVER ERA
Releases Sophomore Studio Album GIRLFRIEND Today
Moment House Event GIRLFRIEND: LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES Streaming on 3rd & 4th November
The Driver Era Girlfriend World Tour Begins 15th November
“arguably their most personal and relevant record to date.”
– CLASH MAGAZINE
“The Driver Era has once again managed to transcend genres without losing key elements of their music that makes them so unique.”
– FAULT MAGAZINE
“This band has slowly, but surely become experts in being unpredictable.”
“[The Driver Era] have set their sights on Hollywood and chart domination.”
“a relatively fresh face to the scene whose nostalgic hits capture end-of-summer melancholia”
“The Driver Era do not have a genre, and they never will..”
– Alt Press
“The Driver Era’s ‘Girlfriend’ is less alt, and more Rihanna.”
Today, alt-pop band THE DRIVER ERA
releases their highly anticipated album GIRLFRIEND, the first body of work since their 2019 debut album X. Written, recorded, and produced entirely by Ross & Rocky throughout the pandemic in their studio in their garage, GIRLFRIEND is a snapshot into the unique creative collaboration between the two brothers and their growth as a band since their debut album.
Serving as the perfect continuation of what the band has built before while also showcasing their distinct growth since their debut, GIRLFRIEND weaves the band’s myriad of influences in rock, pop, and more. While there is a distinct sound and style to the album that longtime fans will recognize, the diverse nature of the album — from upbeat, rhythm-driven songs like “Heart of Mine,” sensual tracks like “Heaven Angel,” and singles like “OMG Plz Don’t Come Around” that define the word ‘vibe.’ The record truly has something for everyone. To celebrate the release of GIRLFRIEND fans can purchase the band’s first-ever vinyl in addition to exclusive merchandise inspired by the themes prevalent on the album.
Since the release of the album’s lead single “Heaven Angel” and its follow-up singles “#1 Fan” and “Leave Me Feeling Confident,” the band has received support from the likes of Notion (“[GIRLFRIEND] features some of the Lynch brothers’ most ambitious (and musically advanced) sonic creations to date”), Clash (“The Driver Era’s vast alt-rock sound, with an endearing soulful groove leading the harmony, making for a truly heartfelt vocal performance”), L’Officiel (“With their upcoming album they’re pushing boundaries and their own talents”), Paper, Dork, Interview Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, and more.
As a way to showcase their new album GIRLFRIEND, The Driver Era will be playing a special globally-streamed event on November 3rd & 4th, in partnership with the streaming platform Moment House, known for hosting performances by the likes of Tame Impala, St. Vincent, and Halsey,for their elevated concert experiences called “Moments.” Fans will be able to interact with one another during the concert while also purchasing exclusive merchandise only sold during the special event. Virtual one-on-one meet & greets and an afterparty are available for an additional add-on.
Fans will be able to experience the first time Ross & Rocky perform songs like “Leave Me Feeling Confident,” “Heaven Angel,” and more from their sophomore record and their Moment House performance will be the first from the band since their first world tour in 2019, giving audiences a chance to see the band’s growth and a special insight into this next era of the band as they release their second studio album, GIRLFRIEND.
The Driver Era will embark on their world tour on November 15th, starting in the United States and traveling to the United Kingdom, Europe and South America in 2022. For tickets and VIP packages, please visit www.thedriverera.com.
Since their debut in 2018 with their hit single “Preacher Man,” the brothers have self written and produced every track they’ve released, including tracks from their 2019 album X – the anthemic “Feel You Now”, the live-show crowd favorite “Scared of Heights” and their alt-radio hit “Low”. In late 2019, the guys unveiled a double release, “A Kiss” and “Forever Always,” despite being apart while Ross was in Vancouver filming Parts 3 & 4 of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The turbo-charged “A Kiss” grasped the attention of BBC Radio 1, with spins by DJ’s Annie Mack, Mollie & Matt, and Jack Saunders.
About The Driver Era:
For The Driver Era, music can’t – and shouldn’t – be forced. The band, formed by brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch in 2018 while on tour with their former group R5, aims to embrace the present moment, creating songs that reflect each experience and feeling as it comes. It’s a philosophy that pervades all of the duo’s releases, from their debut single “Preacher Man” to their 2019 album X to their latest effort, Girlfriend.
The new album, written and produced by Ross and Rocky in their home studio, encapsulates the past few years of their lives, including songs that date back to 2016 alongside songs written in 2021. The tracks showcase a variety of influences, like INXS, Bruce Springsteen and Prince, and the album features a diverse array of styles, notably pulling on the musicians’ love of hip-hop producers like Pharrell and will.i.am. It’s an album connected by its creators, rather than an overall theme, and it contains only a handful of the massive amount of songs the pair has written recently.
The Driver Era’s fanbase has grown since their inception, encompassing both longtime fans of R5 and new listeners. The band has accumulated 115 million streams, with over 20 million global followers on social media. The Driver Era was featured on People Magazine’s “Emerging Artists” list and the duo has sold out shows all over the world, from Asia to the U.S. to Europe and South America. In R5, toured extensively and spent hours in the studio, skills they’re now able to apply to The Driver Era. Ross is also an acclaimed actor and notably starred in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and biopic film My Friend Dahmer, after spending five years playing Austin Moon on the popular Disney Channel Original Series, Austin & Ally. Girlfriend brings all these years of work together and reveals a band ready to step out into their next chapter.