Brooklyn-based musician and creator Dräger has shared his new single “The Villain You Need” alongside an accompanying video. The alluring, synth-driven single dives into the superiority complex of a hero and how sometimes you need to be the bad guy to do the right thing. The video for the song serves as a short film, inspired by movies like Blow and Pulp Fiction. Centered in a ’70s-esque fantasy world, the video cinematically plays through a heist and love story straight from Dräger’s mind. The song and visual are just a taste of what to expect out of his synthedelic-pop world, as he joins the Trash Casual records roster with more music on the way this year. You can watch the video for “The Villain You Need” here and find the track on streaming services.
Speaking on the song, Dräger stated:
“”The Villain You Need” is a fantasy of being saved and how heroes are plagued with stereotypes of self righteousness and live in barriers of their own restrictions and principles. It’s about how it takes a villain sometimes to be honest and get shit done. It’s a feeling of helplessness and anger and wanting a bad guy to come along and serve it up to the man.”