Born in Nottingham and based in London, Drew Thomas is a singer-songwriter with a talent for creating cathartic anthems. He started establishing himself as a solo artist in 2018 by playing every show he could. His first single ‘Getting By’ was released last year and Sofar Sounds confidently named him as one to watch in 2020.
His latest release ‘Somebody You Needed’ was released earlier this month. This track tells a story of isolation and the end of the ‘honeymoon period’ of a relationship.
‘Somebody You Needed’ grabs you with an interesting beat that perfectly leads into Thomas’ vocals. The beat continues to carry the song to an almost cinematic change. The change to the melody adds a little something to a track that already makes you want to move with it.
While the melody of the song keeps your head moving, the lyrics captivate you. The lyrics and performance of the track build a lonely feeling with a sense of pining for what was. It is a very emotive song where you can feel the longing in your chest.
Drew Thomas leaves you feeling emotional with ‘Somebody You Needed’. You can feel the emotions of the track through the powerful performance and stirring lyrics. While the song is quite sad, you can easily listen to it again and again.