A dynamic jack of all musical trades, Sydney artist Driftwood. returns with a molten new single 3AM, also featuring R&B maverick LVNDVN. Showcasing Driftwood.’s significant creative arsenal as a multi-disciplinary whiz, 3AM drifts between lush, sinewy soundscapes and ambitious storytelling, with an accompanying self-directed and self-edited music video also dropping today. Independent, innovative and insatiably eclectic, Driftwood. continues his burgeoning rise into 2022 in glossy fashion with this brand new single, alongside four upcoming performances at The Great Escape in the UK and two London shows as part of the festivals’ warm-up week.
3AM offers a cocoon of contemporary R&B around a flexing and fluctuating dance hall pocket; from percolating instrumentals to serpentine vocals, Driftwood. flawlessly stages a misty, groove-soaked moment in time, complete with guest vocals from New York-based R&B artist LVNDVN who wrote and recorded his parts remotely before sending them back to Driftwood. to fuse together. Find out more about the single in our Q&A.
How has the build-up been leading up to the release of the single?
It’s been cool, I’m excited to share this song and video it’s a vibe.
Was the process of making your single as challenging as you thought?
No, it was quite seamless, had a lot of fun creating this and made the video in a day. Was cool
Sonically, how would you describe your music?
I’d call it Alt R&B with contemporary electronica influences.
Who would you consider to be the biggest influence on your music and why?
I’d say my close friends and also the internet. I’m forever learning new pockets and genres and explorations. There’s so much art out there – I’m a fan of art.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
“We don’t see things the way they are we see things the way we are”
How did the band get together?
I’m a one-person act on the creative side – I’m a singer song writer and direct my own videos. I have an incredible team around me which I’m grateful for and allows me to create.
Are you looking to tour more broadly?
Yes, I’d love to tour Europe and North and South America this year if given the opportunity.
What’s next for Driftwood?
Releasing lots of new music and videos. I’m also playing the Great Escape Festival in London in May.
Interview By Rob Lyon