The sun’s out, and so are the breezy pop offerings. You probably don’t know about the alt-pop project The Driive, yet. Because the musician has only just dropped his debut release “My Love“. Although, I feel certain that this artist has been involved, in and around the entertainment business for a while. The press release I received about this chap points out, he has received shouts-outs from celebs and Z-list stars including, Jordan Davies (Ibiza Weekender), Nathan Henry (Geordie Shore), Adam Collard (Love Island) and many more. Regardless of these being highly popular TV programmes among the millennial generation, these are not the kind of shows I would choose to tune into. Therefore, I don’t know the real significance of these endorsements or how they are related to The Driive. This release is more about the ear-pleasing song anyway.
Musically the song takes influence from both Fleetwood Mac and The Chainsmokers. I think you’ll agree, an intriguing combination sought of inspiration from old and new timers on the pop scene.
Although you’ll be pleased to hear, the track sounds nowhere near as odd as it sounds on paper. When I listened to it for the first time, it felt as though I could have been listening to a 90s boy band, such as BBMak but with a few more modern synths thrown in.
I probably felt this way, because “My Love” is a song made of personable lyrics. Written as an ode to someone special who brought the singer out of the emotionally desolate place he was in when battling anxiety and depression.
The way I see it, The Driive has the voice, lyricism and musicianship on point. All the skills are here, it really does now depend on what he has lined up next and if he can continue to maintain what he has started here with “My Love”. He does appear to show prowess in all areas. Lovely as “My Love” is I think they’ll likeliest be a future offering from this newcomer with the power to stick in our heads yet. Best now that we keep watching and listening out for that.