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Albums Of The Week: IDKHOW | Gloom Division

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The sophomore album from I Dont Know How But They Found Me, Gloom Division (produced by Dave Fridmann) is a glimpse into the gloriously strange wonderland of Dallon Weekes’ mind.

Over the course of 12 shapeshifting songs, the Salt Lake City singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist follows his wildest impulses toward a combustible sound encompassing everything from R&B to post-punk to art-pop, approaching each with equal parts unfettered imagination and exquisite attention to detail. As he shed all creative inhibitions, Weekes widened the scope of his songwriting and expounded on such matters as love and sex, satanic panic, and his lived experience with neurodivergence (to name just a few).

The most autobiographical work to date from Weekes, a former member of Panic! At The Disco, Gloom Division ultimately leaves listeners with the very same sense of euphoric fascination that sparked the album’s creation. “Writing has always been an outlet to exorcize your demons or difficult emotions, but with Gloom Division I made a conscious effort to stop censoring myself when it comes to the subject material, or what I wanted to say,” reflects Weekes.

I Dont Know How But They Found Me have garnered nearly 1 billion streams worldwide to date. The new album follows their critically acclaimed debut, Razzmatazz, which included the No. 1 alternative radio hit Leave Me Alone, and the previous EP 1981 EP that included the gold single Choke. Recorded at Fridmann’s Tarbox Road Studios and Weekes’ own basement studio, Gloom Division is a testament to the power of collaboration and fearless artistic expression.”