Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew has teamed up with Montreal native Andy Kim to create a collaborative album called It’s Decided. Kim is the poppy songwriter behind the Archies’ “Sugar, Sugar”.
Kim and Drew co-wrote and produced the album with Do Make Say Think’s Ohad Benchetrit and the Stills’ Dave Hamelin, with contributions from John McEntire of Tortoise.
In an interview with Pitchfork, Drew talked about his experience writing with Kim:
It’s not a sugar-pop record. This is a man who is singing about his mortality, moving on, getting older, and the idea of trying to connect to an audience who’s possibly lost their parents or are dealing with friends going away. Andy’s really hitting something with that. No one’s expecting anything from us. We are the underdog again. I’m the underdog again; people have been there and done that with Social Scene.
Listen to “Shoot ‘Em Up Baby”, a song that was originally released by Kim in 1968 but given a new version, below: