Drew Davies drops his brilliant new single titled ‘Beautiful World’. To write a song about the state of us all without getting into politics or religion is a masterful feat in and of itself, but to do so in a way as not to cause division but to inspire reflection is on another level altogether. This is what we need more of in this world. And to bring attention to it via music is a needed way to do it because life imitates art as much as art imitates life.
The music is so layered and textured with enough going on to inspire musicians to follow suit. Drew gives a stellar performance as usual, but what I am seeing here with Drew is a trend towards social commentary as well as entertaining music. Let’s hope others follow in his footsteps.
About Drew Davies & ‘Beautiful World’
‘Beautiful World’ The track is lifted from his upcoming debut EP ‘We Need To Talk’ via AD1 . The EP was mixed by Steve Honest (Oasis, Eurythmics) and mastered by John Webber (David Bowie, Super Furry Animals). Davies has been featured by the likes of Clash Magazine, Atwood Magazine, Music News and Pure Grain Audio amongst others. He has seen radio play from BBC Introducing London with Gary Crowley , BBC Radio York’s Introducing with Jericho Keys, BBC Wales, Radio X, and as a previous member of The Mercy House, the band saw support from Kerrang, Classic Rock Magazine, Metal Hammer, MTV and BBC Radio 6 and Radio X . He has toured extensively in the UK and Europe, had music featured on the Rock Band video game, played Download Festival, London’s Scala and the iconic Troubadour.
Hailing from South Yorkshire, Davies comes from a long line of singers and musicians. He has spent the better part of the last decade treading the boards of venues and festivals across the UK and Europe with various bands, 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 labors 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.
‘Beautiful World’ is centered around some of our current socio-political issues, but Davies tackles the subject from a place of observation, rather than making a political statement. The compelling subject matter is portrayed through the heavy tenderness of the instrumental arrangement which couples dramatic Saxophone with vintage synthesizers; a sense of urgency pervades the track while Davies carries the narrative across beautifully with his trademark baritone.
Beautiful World ’ was a song I wrote about the problems facing us all. I wrote it like an episode of the 9 o’clock news, it focuses on the divisions we see in society and the disenfranchisement and fall of many to the edges of society; all set against the backdrop of the climate emergency we are living through. The song is not political, instead, I wanted to focus on how we could work better together than apart.
– Drew Davies