Rock soloist Drew Davies has released his single, ‘X and Y’ on 1 May via AD1. ‘X and Y’ is lifted from his upcoming self-titled album, which will release on the 15th of May 2020. The album was mixed by Steve Honest (Oasis, Eurythmics) and mastered by John Webber (David Bowie, Super Furry Animals). Davies has been featured by publications, including Clash Magazine, Atwood Magazine, Music Week, Music News, and Pure Grain Audio to name a few. He has also recieved radio play from BBC Introducing London with Gary Crowley, BBC Radio York’s Introducing with Jericho Keys, BBC Wales, Radio X, Planet Rock. Davies cites the sounds of The National, Scott Walker, Vangelis, and Tom Petty as highly influential to his music.
Drew Davies talks about the release, “I wrote ‘X and Y’ on women’s day a few years ago. It’s a song that on one hand calls for equality for all people, no matter their age, sex or orientation; whilst on the other hand calling out hypocrisy stemming from the kinds of people who say one thing publicly and another behind closed doors. It was originally written on piano but for the single and album we decided to add a pseudo-Tarantino vibe with vintage guitars and synthesizers.”
Sound Labyrinth adds,”Lyrically Davies shines a light on modern society, in the hopes to engage and create discourse around the topic of gender normalities.”
Indie Music carries a similar sentiment, “Davies creates retro rock nostalgia in his soundscape on ‘X and Y’, but his message is of modern thinking about gender norms that constrict us from being our true selves.”