Rock soloist Drew Davies has shared the music video for his latest single, ‘X and Y’. The single is lifted from his forthcoming self-titled album, which will be released on the 15th of May. The album was mixed by Steve Honest (Oasis, Eurythmics) and mastered by John Webber (David Bowie, Super Furry Animals).
Hailing from South Yorkshire, Davies comes from a long line of singers and musicians. He has spent the better part of the last decade working in musical collaborations, writing for other artists, and singing in session gigs to get by. 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, David Bowie and The War On Drugs.
Acting as a visual vessel of historical importance for both current political affairs and socio commentary, Drew Davies presents the music video for his latest single, ‘X and Y’. With footage of eerie empty restaurants, pubs, and streets, the musician’s vocals bring much-needed warmth to the video, acting as a conduit for hope. In turn, the lyrics of the single take a rebellious stance on gender norms, creating multiple layers of meaning to be peeled back from the video.
Speaking of the strange circumstances surrounding the video, Drew Davies tells us, “The video for X and Y acts as a waypoint in time, given that the lockdown was announced hours after we finished shooting. There was a strange atmosphere in the air and London was pretty much like a ghost town; I think because of this and the work of Henry Croston (Director) the video acts as a time capsule for what’s been a very unusual period in our lives.”