Photo by Thomas Ignatius
For their latest single, "glitter trash punks" Hayley and the Crushers crank up the glitter part of their description. "She Drives" is pure 60's shimmery pop. It couldn't possibly get more bubblegum pop than this song. I've previously compared them to Letters to Cleo joins the Warped Tour, and the Letters to Cleo comparison sticks on this new one, but more Go! than before. It's a fun pop song with just enough of Hayley and the Crushers' punk edge to keep it interesting.
As with any great pop song, the bubblegum sound does mask a much less cheery story. Hayley Crusher Cain explains the story behind the song:
"I wrote 'She Drives' in the bathtub, after getting a stressed-out call from a friend who had just had a massive fight with her partner. This friend of mine is known to drive like a bat out of hell on a normal day. But after this particular fight, she drove and just kept driving, eventually ending up in Malibu. I was inspired by the idea that we can't outrun our worst feelings, but it sure is human nature to try.”
You can watch the video for "She Drives" below. The song is currently available as a single via Kitten Robot Records. You can get a copy of the single here. For more on Hayley and the Crushers, check out the band's website.