Austin-based Rogers Sellers is releasing a new album under his musical moniker Bayonne on February 22nd; it's called Drastic Measures and this week he has shared the sparkling title track. Sellers explains the genesis of 'Drastic Measures':

"Drastic Measures is about the ups and downs of life during intense touring, as well as the mental and physical strain it can require. There are times that can feel super isolating and lonely, along with some incredibly inspiring and memorable times. Sometimes it can feel like you lose touch with your friends and family, which I found to be very difficult at some points over the last few years. It’s a uniquely bittersweet lifestyle that demands plenty of self-care."

Similar to the previously aired 'Uncertainly Deranged', on 'Drastic Measures' Bayonne takes a fragmented mental state and turns it into something that sounds celebratory. He may speak of isolation, but in this track is sounds like he's backed by a whole band of energetic and prancing players, who give the track an irresistible bounce and a chorus that comes spewing out like a glorious fountain. It's only when you get down to the lyricism that you realise the anguish that Bayonne is feeling, but even then the polychromatic instrumentation squeezes away the negativity and leaves us with a shimmering affirmation.

The video for 'Drastic Measures' was created by Ruffmercy, and as Sellers puts it, "ouches on the sporadic, dizzying nature of life on the road."

Bayonne's new album Drastic Measures is out on February 22nd through City Slang. He's heading over for his first headline UK tour in March:

Mar 17 Leeds, UK – Oporto
Mar 18 Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin
Mar 19 Manchester, UK – Yes, Basement
Mar 20 London, UK – Moth Club
Mar 21 Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
Mar 22 Paris, FR – La Boule Noire
Mar 24 Amsterdam, NL – Paradis