Alt Rock Soloist
Announces We Need To Talk EP
Shares ‘Beautiful World’ Single
SINGLE RELEASE DATE: 15th November
EP RELEASE DATE: 22 November
LISTEN: Drew Davies – ‘Beautiful World’
“ ‘Beautiful World’ is a timeless piece of indie-rock and only serves to increase the momentum.”
“A crisp return that picks apart the vagaries of modern dating”
“Davies has put together an impressive track that shines a bright light on his striking vocal polish.”
“His vocals are consistently strong and soaring, the song upbeat and engaging, with a nifty ‘80s retro feel”
“A stunningly captivating indie rock belter”
“Absolutely fantastic, influenced by David Bowie and Peter Gabriel”
BBC York Introducing
London-based rock soloist Drew Davies released his single ‘Beautiful World’ on 15 November. The track is lifted from his upcoming debut EP We Need To Talk via AD1. The EP was mixed by Steve Honest (Oasis, Eurythmics) and mastered by John Webber (David Bowie, Super Furry Animals). Davies has been featured by the likes of Clash Magazine, Atwood Magazine, Music Week, Music News and Pure Grain Audio amongst others. He has seen radio play from BBC Introducing London with Gary Crowley, BBC Radio York’s Introducing with Jericho Keys, BBC Wales, Radio X, and as a previous member of The Mercy House, the band saw support from Kerrang, Classic Rock Magazine, Metal Hammer, MTV and BBC Radio 6 and Radio X. He has toured extensively in the UK and Europe, had music featured on the Rock Band video game, played Download Festival, London’s Scala and the iconic Troubadour. He has toured the UK and Europe extensively as a member of various bands and played Bloodstock, Download Festival, El Kanina Rock Festival (Spain), London’s Troubadour, and opened for Biohazard at a sold out Scala show.
Hailing from South Yorkshire, Davies comes from a long line of singers and musicians. He has spent the better part of the last decade working in musical collaborations, writing for other artists and singing in session gigs to get by. Through successes, setbacks and everything in between, he has poured himself into his musical labours, and has now produced his most personal work to date.
Pulling from a wide array of influences, Drew Davies is inspired by everything from 50’s rock n’ roll to electronica, citing acts such as The National, Scott Walker, Vangelis and Tom Petty. From this palette of familiar reference points he has created a genre-bending and timeless sound that bears semblance to the likes of Sam Fender, Future Islands, and The War On Drugs.
‘Beautiful World’ is centred around some of our current socio-political issues, but Davies tackles the subject from a place of observation, rather than making a political statement. The compelling subject matter is portrayed through the heavy tenderness of the instrumental arrangement which couples dramatic Saxophone with vintage synthesizers; a sense of urgency pervades the track while Davies carries the narrative across beautifully with his trademark baritone.
Speaking of the track Davies explains: “‘Beautiful World’ was a song I wrote about the problems facing us all. I wrote it like an episode of the 9 o’clock news, it focuses on the divisions we see in society and the disenfranchisement and fall of many to the edges of society; all set against the backdrop of the climate emergency we are living through. The song is not political, instead I wanted to focus on how we could work better together than apart.”
We Need To Talk Tracklist
Man on The Run
Living The Dream
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