The Drew Thomson Foundation

Drew Thomson Foundation, The


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The Drew Thomson Foundation’s self-titled debut album follows a period of self-reflection and rectification to reveal surprising new sides of its songwriter. Produced by Alex Newport (At the Drive-In, City and Colour, Frank Turner) in his Los Angeles studio, its recording sessions found the Single Mothers frontman joined by bandmates and longtime collaborators to cultivate a collection of vulnerable lyrics into vivid, hook-laden anthems. Laying feelings bare on Thomson’s newfound sobriety, the death of a loved one, and pushing away people who he wants to keep closest, it welcomes listeners on his journey towards inner peace.

“I’m Drew Thomson, I like flip flops, adidas track pants, collecting guitars and Okkervill River. I like other things but right now that’s what I really like. I have too many guitars that I can’t play all that well but I like being around them. I like the way they look and they feel and they sit on their stands against the fireplace in my apartment that doesn’t work. I’ve always liked touching a guitar, having it hang off me from it’s strap like a dead limb – I’ve never been that great of a guitar player but that’s fine and every day I keep picking the things up and making noise and writing words to that noise. I’ve done it almost every day since I was in grade 7 and I was given a Harmony Bobcat from my stepdad and mom in lieu of a drum set (which I really wanted) and I’ll probably do it in some function until the day that I die,. It’s just part of who I am. It’s how I process life and diagnose feelings that like to hide wander around in those areas we don’t like to go so much. Some songs are good and some songs aren’t – but that shouldn’t stop them from being written. I write. And if writing makes you a writer then I am a writer.”

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Track Listings

1. Karma
2. Stay
3. Pace Yourself
4. Centrefold
5. A Little More Time
6. Phone Ring
7. Low
8. Barbed Wire
9. Break
10. L.A Lately
11. Broken Window
12. People Are Pets
13. All I Remember

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Alternative Rock / Punk Rock / Emo | Epitaph | 1LP
Released 5th October 2018