When it comes to leaving a mark on the music industry it is critical that artists establish their own unique tone. And, what better way to do that than transcending genre boundaries to provide a truly blended sound? Doing just that is the London-based artist Damn Drew with his debut single “Rage”. Penned in the midst of lockdown, the track exudes punky angst and torturous unrest as the artist sings out “save me from myself” in a display of deep introspection. And, furthering the manic nature of the track, the artist hacks rock and punk sensibilities and mixes them with the lyrical raps synonymous with the hip hop genre, resulting in an unmatched sound.
“This song was created in the confines of lockdown and the stress brought with it,” explains the artist when speaking on the track’s beginnings. “I found myself expressing a lot of my inner ‘Rage’ and mental instability that encapsulate this track.”
Accompanied by dizzying visuals in which the artist pleads with himself and depicts a state of mental instability, the music video furthers the torment lacing the song. And, with a debut LP on the horizon and Drew citing the likes of Juice Wrld, Machine Gun Kelly and Blink 182 as some of his biggest inspirations, you can expect more genre-defying and raw offerings from the rising artist very soon.
Listen to “Rage” below…