Born and bred Yorkshireman and adopted Londoner, Drew Davies has spent the better part of the last decade treading the boards of venues and festivals across the UK with various bands, working in musical collaborations, writing for other artists and singing in session gigs to get by, all while fighting his own personal battles. With tracks getting plays on BBC 6 Music, Radio X, and MTV, Drew has seen the highs and lows of the music industry; from cutting his teeth and paying his dues on the so-called toilet touring circuit to recording in some of the top studios on the planet.
Through highs and lows, friendships and loved ones come and gone, successes, setbacks and everything in between, Drew continues to have such a fierce passion for what he does; pouring his heart and soul into his musical labours to produce his most personal work to date. All these experiences have played their part in his arrival at this vantage point – as did a surreal dream featuring Prince that depicted how Drew should follow his own musical path – from which he brings forth his debut single ‘Man on the Run’.
With influences ranging from Bowie, John Carpenter, Vangelis and Tom Petty, ‘Man on the Run’ is imbued with a baritone alt-rock vibe. With a pulsating beat that builds through its verses into an uplifting chorus, it carries the listener through a lyrical journey much darker in content than the music would have you believe at first.
It’s the same contrast that drives the mood for the upcoming accompanying video; a ride visually influenced by the synth-wave movement that, while not influenced in this instance by its musical stylings, masterfully sets the tone for the song and the album that is to follow later this year.
In preparation for the release, Drew has now readied a full backing band complete with guitars, bass, keys, drums, and backing singers, bringing the full sound of the song to the stage as it can be heard at London’s historic Troubadour club on March 14th.
Speaking on ‘Man on the Run’, Drew commented, “The song is an ode to modern dating; it portrays a frustrated character pushed to the edge after a failed relationship with a particularly fickle young woman, whose actions and words rarely matched up.”