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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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.