Single Premier: Chalk Dinosaur ft. Dhruva Krishna – "Dhruvasaur"

 Album artwork by Pierce Marratto.

Album artwork by Pierce Marratto.

Music is about community, and there's no better representation of that than musical collaboration. Chalk Dinosaur has based its entire upcoming release, Chalk Dinosaur and Friends, on that concept and "Dhruvasaur," the record's second single, is a shining example of how successful collaboration can be. 

The aptly-named "Dhruvasaur" features East End Mile and Manic Soul drummer Dhruva Krishna on percussion and guitar. He and John O'Hallaron, the Pittsburgh native behind Chalk Dinosaur, met at FarmLammaJamma over the summer and wrote the song together from the first bar to the last, glistening chord. The song is an instant ear worm, but it's sneaky; you won't realize how embedded in your brain its catchy, subtle melody has become until you're unconsciously humming it in the shower. 

The relaxed tempo of guitar sounds punctuated by tambourine and airy cymbal shots will make you long for hazy, lazy summer nights. Hear the single on SoundCloud now and keep your eyes peeled and ears open for Chalk Dinosaur and Friends, out Jan. 25.