Breaking into the world as a solo artist, Drew Thomson announces the release of his new EP with the title track “Stay.” Although the new song maintains a rock ‘n’ roll vibe, Thomson is shifting to a more personal, storytelling genre of music. His new style differs from his punk band Single Mothers through introspective lyrics and raw vocals.
From the opening line of “Stay,” the listener feels drawn to the heart in Thomson’s voice. His connection to the music is palpable as he begs for someone not to leave. He says of the song, “’Stay’ is a plea- it’s a simple word that can unlock an incredible amount of vulnerability in the person asking it.” The lyrics call for a reflection upon those that we have lost in life, the ones that we wish would have stayed. Thomson uncovers the insecurities of those who are left behind with this relatable track.
While the message is self-reflective, the song could easily become a summer hit. It is an easy dance-along with hints of garage rock, pop, and story-telling. The track’s quirky music video features unique camera angles, vibrant colors, and Thomson’s whimsical personality. If the song itself is not enough to make you fall in love with The Drew Thomson Foundation, his off-the-wall music video should do the trick. The rest of Thomson’s debut EP is scheduled for release on May 11, 2018.
May 04, 2018 – St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse Concert Hall ^
May 05, 2018 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog ^
May 10, 2018 – Guelph, ON – The Bookshelf E-Bar ^
May 11, 2018 – Windsor, ON – Windsor Beer Exchange ^
May 12, 2018 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall ^
* with Dave Haus
^ Road To Riverfest with New Swears