Francis Baptiste
Songwriter and Music Journalist

Little Destroyer – 21

Written Tuesday, September 10

It’s so good to see a single from Little Destroyer. I’m still lamenting the fact that they had to take down the singles they used to have online. Little Destroyer (the song) and Rattlesnakes were both fantastic tracks that I wish I could still find online. The latter of the two was released over two years ago. So they’ve been building to this first release for some time. For awhile I had no idea what was going on with this band, aside from the odd show they might play here in Vancouver. I’ve been reading about Little Destroyer and following them for a few years now just waiting for them to announce that debut album, or at least a new single. Thank god that day arrived when they announced 21.

This track falls in line nicely with their previous, now vanished, singles. It’s an exciting, uptempo song with dark synths, great production, driving beats, and a great vocal performance at the forefront. The lyrics are great. “Trying to drown out the damage from when I was 21” is such a tragic and relatable line for anyone who had a rough time in their youth.

Hopefully a full release isn’t too far away because I can’t wait to hear more from Little Destroyer. In the meantime you can check out the official video for 21 on YouTube.

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My name is Francis Baptiste. I'm an Indigenous singer/songwriter in Vancouver, BC, an avid supporter of the Vancouver music scene, a contributing writer to Citrus Magazine, Permanent Rain Press, Music Existence, City Soundcheck, and the leader of the band Bird Parade. I'm also a recovering alcoholic and a divorced single father. Music and writing help me combat depression and relapse. For me, creativity, productivity, and community are essential to healing. There's so much incredible music in this city. You can learn more about the music I make on this page. I think it's good to be open about what you're dealing with, so below are some funny pictures of me from the last time I relapsed. It's important to find humour in dark times.

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