Forging a unique and distinctive path for himself in the UK R&B and afrobeats scene, Drewmula has seen a steady rise over the past couple of years thanks to a multitude of colourful and catchy singles that have blown up online. Now the South London-based artist has come to the fore with his latest single “Wanting” – a potent mixture of afrobeats, pop, and bashment.
We recently caught up with the rising to star to talk all things “Wanting” and he even let us have a sneak peek behind the scenes of the video shoot for the track. Keep your eyes peeled for the video coming very soon!
Hey Drew, great to chat to you – what have you been up to recently?
Hey! Thank you for taking the time out to chat to me. I have been spending the last couple months rounding up my EP, collaborating and sharing loads of ideas with my creative team and shooting a lot of really cool content that I am so excited for everyone to see.
Your single “Wanting” has been getting lots of attention – how would you describe the track to someone who hasn’t heard it?
I would describe “Wanting” as mixture of afro fusion with influences coming from Afro swing, Afro beats, Pop, Bashment with a heavy baseline that is current. The track itself is mainly about securing your desires wherever you may be, whether it’d be in the club, at a bar or at work.
We’ve seen some behind the scenes content from the “Wanting” video shoot? When can fans check out the video for themselves?
Ah yes! The official video for “Wanting” will be out this Friday evening! I cannot wait for everyone to see this, me and the team worked so hard to make it the best visual I’ve made to date.
Have you been compared to any other artists?
I have! I have been told I remind people of Mark Morrison in his prime. The way I blend my fashion style with my music. The way my music is not genre specific and a fusion of Afrobeats, Afro Swing & UK RnB. A few other artists I’ve been compared to are Kojo Funds, Maleekberry & NSG. I’ll take them all as massive compliments as I really admire every single one of their work ethic — they make being an artist and handling the pressures of making hits look really easy, but it’s far from it.
What is something you are excited for in 2020?
I am really excited for the world to hear my debut EP, a lot of work has been put into it and I truly feel that there is nothing sounding like it in the UK at the moment. I am excited to perform at upcoming shows, festivals and to collaborate with other fellow artists too.
Do you have any new year’s resolutions?
My New Years resolution is to continue to stay fit and healthy, to be able to inspire anyone who has an urge to create something they love but may feel discouraged at times due to self-doubt or any factors that can come into play, and to continue making the best music I can make.
How can fans keep up to date with all things Drewmula?
They can keep up to date with me by searching @DrewMula via all social media and music streaming platforms.
Anyone you’d like to shout out?
First and foremost I would like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to showcase my talent and be heard all over the world, in certain countries I never knew even existed. I’d like to shout out my team, RJ & Junior for being blessed with an unlimited amount of creative thinking ideas and staying true to the art I’ve always wanted to portray. To Afro B for believing in me and always offering advice on the music industry whenever I need it, and finally to every single fan, listener, friend who has helped spread this sound that I have tirelessly worked hard to carve out for myself. I see it all and I’ll forever be grateful.
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