Drew Thomas

FRESH: ‘Early Hours’ (EP) – Drew Thomas

Drew Thomas releases his debut EP, “Early Hours”

Released today, “Early Hours” is the debut EP from Nottingham raised and London based singer-songwriter Drew Thomas, four new songs that blend pop, soft rock and indie, which Drew himself confesses “I wanted to take listeners through a cathartic journey in my head and show them who I am as an artist. I’m ready for the world to hear songs that I once thought were too intense of personal to share”.

Drew debuted in 2018 with the single “Left Behind”. and has followed this with two further releases in 2019. Drew has already released “Running Reds” and “Somebody You Needed” in 2020, both of which feature on the EP. Drew adds: “Song-writing has always been a cathartic process for me. Being able to take all the negative or destructive elements of my life and turn them into a story or a message which people can relate to is something really special to me”.

“Early Hours” opens with the striking track “Lying On The Concrete”, where Drew asks if you will remember him when he is lying on the concrete? You will need to listen to the song to decide, but be prepared for a musical journey with the epic backing track and infectious chorus to this soon-to-be-classic. “Running Reds” has a Country feel to it, while at the same time, involve equal amounts of synths and instrumentation. It’s joyous and an welcome upbeat before it lapses into a haunting, thought provoking finale.

The second track already previewed, “Somebody You Needed”, changes the style and pace again as Drew demonstates his obvious talent for crafting an outstanding song, lyrically and musically. “Early Hours” ends with “High (On Our Own)” as Drew laments meeting people who are strangers, but are they? If we’re not careful, real life will pass you by, if you get high on your own…

“Early Hours” is a superb quartet of songs from a very promising and upcoming artist who I am sure, will be heard and who certainly needs to be heard. This is fine body or work for a first, small selection of songs and I hope many more and perhaps a full album, will eventually follow in time. For now though, “Early Hours” will satisfy and played on repeat, you understand just how good the world of Drew Thomas really is.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!