Damn Drew interview on music, writing and more

Damn Drew from East London releasing his Pop-Punk single ‘Never Sober’ back in June but what is he up to now?

He has worked worked with videographer Caroline Hajny (Little Mix) on music videos and his previous track ‘Rage’ was just an introduction of what is to come, teasing his captivating mix of catchy melodies, cutthroat lyrics and raw energy but let’s hear from him as to how he started.

Reaching over 70k streams on Spotify and gaining the support of MarkMeets Magazine in an interview. ‘Never Sober’ follows suit in blending Damn Drew’s modern Pop-infused hooks and melodic vocals, infectious Rap beats and flow, and a true Punk DIY approach to songwriting and video production, translating his life into music. Music news caught up with Damn Drew to find out more…

What have you been up to?Hi I’ve been good thank you, just been really busy working in sessions this last year working on few projects. I’ve put together some music I’m really proud of, an I’m focusing at the moment on my own Ep which will be ready in the near future and Eyelar’s new project with Sony and Columbia.

When did you first start writing music?

I first started writing music when I was like 16 just finishing school in the confusion of what to do next I picked up a pen and started writing some lyrics.

Can you tell us a bit about your upcoming single ‘Never Sober’?

Yeah of course I can. This song is about my previous relationship that got extremely toxic and how I was self medicating by the end and after to deal with it.

You’ve got a really great video to go with the single. Talk to us about the concept behind the ‘Never Sober’ music video.

The concept behind the video was my reality really. It was shot in the house I’m currently living in with my friends and band. An basically the idea is to show my effort to escape this relationship and pain I was going through using any escape I could which as partying, drugs and alcohol.

Who would you say are your biggest inspirations?

Without a doubt Kurt Cobain would be at the top of that list followed closely by Radiohead. I get inspired by some new acts like Kenny Hoopla and Fontaines D.C. and Turnstile.

Your last single ‘Rage’ caught a lot of attention. What are your hopes for your new track, ‘Never Sober’?

The hope is that I can get some people to enjoy it an maybe even help some people who is going through something similar.

What has been the toughest challenge you’ve had to overcome to get where you are today?

I’ve had lots of challenges in my life to say the least. From loosing friends to drugs an friends to prison, even having my restaurant parter steal from me and fly back to Sicily of course toxic relationships and so much more. As you can imagine I’ve got a few there albums in me.

Is there any advice you’d like to give to the people listening to your music? What would you like them to take from your track?

My advice would be I’ve got so much music coming so hold tight. I can’t wait to release as much as I can this year. Also going to start gigging around London soon so I’ll have it on my socials an any venues I’m playing. I’d like anyone listening to the track who can relate to that feeling of tired and desperate an a need to feel numb from a situation. There’s always light at the end of the tunnel as long as you make changes things will get better.

Have you anything exciting planned for the rest of 2022? Anything your fans can look forward to?

Lots of exciting stuff coming like new singles and Ep following to live performances an potential support tour.

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