One of pop’s hottest commodities right now, Ed Drewett will be releasing his new single ‘Drunk Dial’ on 10th March.
So while he’s behind some songs responsible for turning acts like The Wanted into household names, I managed to send over some quickfire questions to the chap before he gets massive himself. Have a read!
I was writing my Album when ‘All Time Low’ came about. It was initially for me but I wasn’t ready to release and the lads loved it so it found a good home! After that, ‘Glad You Came’ and ‘Lightning’ were specifically written for the boys. That was the start of my songwriting career!
The studio time with Olly came about literally down to the success I’d had with The Wanted. You write a few hits & you’re and fortunate enough to be able to write with pretty much anyone.
When did you realise that you wanted to be a performer?
I’ve wanted to be a performer since I was a kid. It’s something that rarely happens over night and until now I’ve spent the past few years searching for the right team for me!
What’s the best and worst thing about writing a pop hit for someone else?
Quite honestly it’s all a pretty good situation to be in. Sometimes you start an amazing tune and think, ‘Aarrrghh, I’d love this for me’ but you get over it pretty quick. The best is seeing a song conquer the world, like ‘Glad You Came’. That was incredible. I’m a very lucky dude.
What do you love the most about performing your own songs?
Performing my own songs on stage is what it’s all about for me. The songwriting for others is unreal but I started out as an Artist & I’m going to continue that way. If it doesn’t work out, falling back on writing for others isn’t exactly the worst job in the world!
What’s your new single about?
Basically, it’s about having six too many beverages and calling someone you probably shouldn’t. An ex, your boss, a current love interest. Resulting in feeling even worse the next day.
What else have you got lined up over the next twelve months?
Promo! Lots of promo! Lots of interviews & making sure Drunk Dial gets the push it deserves. After that, another single then the album! Then, who knows!
Drunk Dial is out 10th March on BAER Music. Click here for more!
A while back I posted a video for this song, which at the time had no mention of who the artist behind it was. It’s come to light that it’s actually a new track from one of pop’s brightest new writers, Ed Drewett.
If you think it sounds a bit like something from The Wanted then you’d not be far off- Ed’s one of the forces behind some of their biggest hits. Single’s out 10th March 2013 on BAER MUSIC.
I’m a huge fan of this guy- he released a single a while back and was featured on here but he’s gone on to make a big success of himself writing tracks for, amongst others, The Wanted– who are now a household name pretty much all over the world. So it’s exciting to see more of Ed Drewett!
Just back from seeing Professor Green (with support from Ed Drewett) at Somerset House in London. It’s a bit of an unusual place to have a gig like this, but that made it all the more fun. Was very good. Previews of Green’s new material were really very good- I have a feeling his next album (out in October) will be tons better than the first one (although that was pretty good too). He played my favourite track on the album, the hugely ‘Goodnight‘, which was awesome. Another highlight was an appearance of Emeli Sandé. Can’t wait to see more of this girl!
How AMAZING is this eh!?