Drew Davies returns with his latest single, ‘You’re The Only One’ – a soundscape as comparable to The Killers and The National as it is to Doves and Nick Cave.
Taken from the upcoming album ‘Holloway Nights’, the track showcases the expansive cinematic indie-rock sound pallets which have seen him gain acclaim across press and radio alike. Layers of guitars, synth over a driving beat create a thick and warming backdrop for Davies’ emotive, commanding lead vocal.
As the track reaches its chorus, Davies’ vocals go into a higher register as the synths swell, layers of picked acoustic guitar become prominent and dappled chimes ring out. Messy yet beautifully constructed, expressive and dark yet poignant and energetic, the single is an exciting taste of what to expect from the upcoming album.
Speaking about the track, Drew explains: “If Holloway Nights were a series of diary entries on the life cycle of a relationship, then ‘You’re the Only One’ would be the first entry. I wrote the original chords late one night after a chance encounter caused a frisson in me, the words followed shortly behind…It encapsulates the warmth, rapture and uncertainty felt when we first have that romantic fire lit in us. It’s my truest work to date.”
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