Born in South Yorkshire and currently residing in Camden Town, London, rock soloist Drew Davies has just shared the video for his recently released single ‘Mrs Taylor’. The track has been taken from his upcoming EP which was mixed by Steve Honest (Oasis, Eurythmics) and mastered by John Webber (David Bowie, Super Furry Animals).
Davies has toured extensively in the UK and Europe, played Download Festival, London’s Scala and the iconic Troubadour. 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.
Directed by Juliet Bryant, the video is set in the Yorkshire countryside and sees Davies bringing the track to life against the backdrop of quaint villages and rolling hills. The video is beautifully tinted with bittersweet nostalgia, the retro feel visually conveying sentiment and remembrance.
Davies shares some insight into the video: “I grew up in the South Yorkshire countryside and so wanted to shoot somewhere that would capture the expansiveness and beauty of the area. We shot near some family in North Yorkshire but also in the village where I grew up. We wanted to create the feeling of looking in the rearview mirror at my childhood and we retraced some steps I took in my early years; all as a way of commemorating the memory of Mrs Taylor.”
Stream ‘Mrs Taylor’ on Spotify