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Drew Sycamore

Pop singer, Drew Sycamore, has released her highly-anticipated third album, Superfaith. Dubbed one of Denmark’s biggest pop stars, Sycamore first splashed out into the music scene as a solo artist in 2018.

Her award-winning debut album, Brutal, topped the Danish music charts and led to her becoming one of the most-played Danish artists on Danish radio in 2021. On Superfaith, Sycamore explores energetic and uplifting melodies and lyrics within the 8 tracks. 

We chat with the artist about her new album and single, positivity, her inspirations, and more!

Congratulations on your new album! Tell us about what Superfaith is and what it means to you.

Thank you very much. It’s a manifestation, is what it is. Full of mantras. Lots of sensuality and power. For me, it’s a time capsule. I will have that forever. Music is little chips that we can store memories on – creators as well as listeners. I’m also quite enjoying the view in the rearview mirror, to be honest, and actually showing the songs to the world whilst racing on the next adventure.

From when you first started working on this album all the way to the end, do you think you evolved as an artist as well as your sound? 

Absolutely. I don’t think I would feel I had finished if I hadn’t changed in the process. I love it because it’s equally scary and exciting. Anything can happen.

Your sound gives off a very ‘90s R&B, groovy vibe. Is that the type of music you grew up listening to?

No, not necessarily. I grew up with lots of different stuff. But the singers I grew up loving all have their own center stage in everything I do, I reckon. I try not to think at all when I write. It’s not good for the process. So much becomes clear in hindsight and that is also the case with art and expression.

What artists inspired you during the making of this album?

Lots of Janet. Lots of Kylie. Lots of Gaga. Many have said they hear Madonna but I never really listened to Madonna. Gaga was my Madonna so if you hear that then that’s the key!

Lyrically, you said you didn’t want to focus on anything negative because there’s already so much of that going around in the world. Can you tell us a bit more about that?

I just felt like my own problems or worries paled in comparison to what is going on in the world and I didn’t want to pour any more heartache into the world that it was already full of. Just for a moment. It’s not that individual feelings aren’t important, I just wanted to give something I hoped would put a smile on someone’s face.

What is your single “Paradise” about?

It’s a picnic blanket, your best mates, and a drink in the sun.

Was there a track on the album that you found really difficult to finish? Which one was it?

“Fever.” I wrote 500 lines for the chorus. Still not sure it’s done but it had to be on there.

You’ve received massive success in Denmark. What has it been like garnering such lovely support from the place you call home?

Mind-blowing! I still can’t believe it. I don’t think I will ever get used to it. I still feel like I’m at the beginning of things. Touring Europe with Lukas Graham and traveling the world is a big dream of mine but it doesn’t happen if someone at home isn’t rooting for you and for that I am extremely grateful.