Our Artist of the Week is Drew Thomas.
Drew Thomas, hailing from Nottingham and now making his mark on the bustling streets of London, stands at the forefront of a rising movement of queer rock artists.
Drew Thomas draws inspiration from the distinctive sonic landscape of the noughties rock uprising. However, he doesn’t merely emulate; he infuses his sound with a personal touch, creating a brand of cathartic storytelling that resonates deeply with his audience.
Drew has already released his latest EP, ‘Meridian’ – a collection of future anthems poised to reverberate through the colossal stages of major festivals in the upcoming year.
At the heart of Drew Thomas‘s “Meridian” is ‘Smoke,’ a track that encapsulates the essence of running away from real life and the inevitable coming-of-age mistakes. It is an exploration of escapism, a poignant journey through the vices balanced during adolescence.
Listen to ‘Smoke’ here:
Drew’s personal experiences, including years of concealing his sexuality and the subsequent self-destructive tendencies, find expression in ‘Smoke,’ making it a cathartic release for both the artist and the listener.
In Drew’s words, “Smoke is about seeking escapism and the vices we balance in our adolescence. I spent years hiding my sexuality and being destructive because of it, so ‘Smoke‘ feels like a cathartic release as well.” The transparency in his storytelling creates an instant connection, inviting listeners to embrace their flaws and acknowledge that making mistakes is an integral part of personal growth.
Follow Drew Thomas’s Journey Here: