In celebration of the release of his sophomore album Bicycling In Quicksand – openly gay artist Derek Bishop has released his second single “Shutting Down.”
The track features Derek’s trademark energy and showcases bona fide grooves that harken back to the days when the music was funky and the beats were undeniable. Listen to “Shutting Down” below:
Bicycling In Quicksand is a ten-song album that blends disco, Euro-pop, and new wave stylings. Thematically, the album is about having the backbone to drag yourself out of the muck that keeps you standing still. It’s about striving to create and be the best version of yourself all while avoiding the pitfalls of procrastination. Sonically, it’s a game of allusions and innuendo wittingly structured using the best of ’80s synthpop and late ’70s disco as its building blocks. The album sounds like someone put the all of 1980s into a blender: the music, TV, the commercials, and especially the video games.
In case you missed it, see the music video for the album’s first single “Baggage” here: https://youtu.be/v_0b3b_yAyo