Drew Jodi – Lost

Following on from the fantastic debut Coward’, Drew Jodi returns today with stunning new single ‘Lost’. If you haven’t heard the latter song, then you really should – there’s a juxtaposition in tone between both tracks that is stark; yet lyrically both tracks centre on mental health and the theme of breathing.

Where the breathing in ‘Coward’ is a metaphor for loneliness, in ‘Lost’ the delivery of ‘breathe in’ comes less as a command and more of a reminder to exercise presence of mind, even with the weight of the past bearing down.

“I was finishing ‘Lost’ around the same time I wrote ‘Coward’ during the first lockdown last year. Both tracks were written in a stream of consciousness,  with most of the lyrics coming out in one improv take. I only realised later that I was almost talking about the same thing from an alternate perspective.”

Drew Jodi

New Music: Drew Jodi

A beautifully constructed piece of percussive, downtempo art-pop from a London talent who is already a noted songwriter and producer, as well as engineer who’s s clients have included Stormzy, Little Simz and Lianne La Havas.

“On a day I’d found myself mentally struggling, I lingered on a SourSync [producer] beat on Instagram. It perfectly scored the moment I was having and within an hour I had written the lyrics. There’s a real sense of catharsis when a track comes together that quickly and naturally, and you lay yourself bare without pausing for thought.”.

Drew Jodi