Skope Mag: Trevor Drury - I Know Your From the 70's

Trevor Drury, Skope Magazine

The expression about cream rising to the top holds true here and doesn’t smack of cliché. Trevor Drury’s “I Know You From the 70’s” deserves every bit of the mainstream attention it has so far garnered as a supreme example of the stylistic prowess modern music can still manifest in the right hands. Drury’s surprising depth of life experience for someone so young transforms his songwriting in unexpectedly glorious ways and his musical dexterity frames the song’s story in such a fashion that it’s all but impossible to not be drawn in by its power. There’s something of California sophistication he envelops his performance with, but it isn’t hollow posturing – instead, “I Know You From the 70’s” has extraordinary range and mood shifts coming from a place of true artistry and guided by a confident performer who, seemingly, has sprung full born onto the scene.

His vision for the song is concise. Drury instinctively knows how to engage his listeners in such a way that, like him, they are hanging with every word and musical change in an untaxed way. This allows listeners a chance to truly sink their teeth into the track on every level rather than finding their focus fixed on particular elements of the tune. The emotional force that Drury brings to the words never obscures the lush, slightly downcast reflective tone of the music – it accentuates it, instead, and hovers close to the listener with unmanufactured intimacy. Music such as this is often rightly decried as arbitrary, plotted out, overly constructed, but the clear thought that has gone into the song’s direction suggests something different. It feels natural, organic, and a momentary glimpse into a particular corner of Drury’s soul... READ MORE

Rick Krusky