Drew Sycamore has emerged as Denmark’s brightest new talent. She has achieved three consecutive #1 singles (including a 16 week run at the top for ‘I Wanna Be Dancing’ and another 7 for ‘45 Fahrenheit Girl’) on the official Danish Radio Chart, and also earned key nominations at the Danish Music Awards (Best New Act and Best New Live Act) and the ZULU Awards (Best New Act). Her success made her album ‘Sycamore’, released last week, the nation’s most anticipated set of the year.
Who were your musical influences growing up?
“Amy Winehouse, Linda Perry, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga… The list is very long”.
How has the past been for you with the pandemic and has it affected your creativity?
“At first I was like ‘NOPE’. I couldn’t do anything. It was like bigger things were stirring in the world than little love songs. But then I went in to begin writing my album and the juices started flowing. Im grateful I had the downtime to do it really. It was really blissful!”
What’s the best gig you’ve ever played?
“I feel like its been a gazillion years since I’ve played a proper gig. Pandemic and shows don’t go well together. I don’t know if I can say one particular show as such. It’s in my future I think. Future Drew will know the answer to this one”.
Can you describe your music in 3 words?
“Listen to it!”
Tell us about your new single ‘Jungle’ and the inspiration behind it…
“It’s written under a violets sky in June. Such a vibe. I think there’s a lot of longing it that song. I feel it. It almost aches to sing it. Longing for someone who is close but yet so far away. And being like proper in love but not knowing what to do with all that energy. Powerful stuff. The mind plays games with you and you’re just a passenger”.
If you could collaborate with one artist who would it be?
“Uh… And I can pick anyone? That’s a tough one… I’m crushing real hard on Chiiild atm. I think that’s a dream collaboration. I can’t stop listening to their music. It’s sooo good. I reckon I could do something quite fun with Bruno Mars too though. He seems like a good time.. Uhhhh and also Lady Gaga… I would die. Combust. I think i’m gonna pick Gaga. I am truly a little monster forever”.
Congratulations on the new album, we love it..what can you tell us about the making of it?
“It was in the summertime last year and I went from drinking innocent Americano’s to drink double espresso shots like water and had the most fun I’ve ever had making music. It really did feel quite special. I can still get high on the feeling. It’s produced by Frederik and Fridolin Nordsø. Twin brother and absolute bonkers, mad-scientists geniuses. And my best mate and writer Lasse Boman. That’s the team. They really taught me to just play music during the process. They are all incredible musicians. Theres not one instrument they can’t just pick up and play and I think the record really shows that musicality. Frederik has produced vocals for Brandy and we had a lot of fun getting all his tools out of the bag. I really feel the vocal arrangements we did are quite something. If anything they were fun to do.
I just really practiced the art of leaning into it. Just leaning. Going with the flow as you might say”.
If you had to be remembered for one thing apart from your music what would you want it to be?
By Siân Parker