Drew Frey and Keturah Church recently combined forces to form the aptly named Drew&Ket. The duo released a self-titled three-song EP Drew&Ket, which gives a small dose of what the band sounds like. Their EP isn’t very long but is a solid introduction to the palatable pop music they play.
Drew&Ket play the type of music that can be described as sweet. The kind of sweet that makes you want to snuggle up to someone next to a fireplace on a winter evening. It gives you a warm feeling in your heart that might make you uncomfortable in other people's company but you might embrace by yourself.
The EP opens with “Brave The Weather” which revolves around piano, guitar, bass and drums. It’s certifiable mainstream pop from the lyrics, melodies and structure. The duo harmonizes but Frey’s vocals are definitely upfront in the mix. The lyrics are cute if a bit squeamish and cliché. They sing lines like “Baby been missing you crazy” and “if we can just hold on for a little while.”
The song “Hold On” showcases Church on lead vocals. If you don’t mind a little bit of sap and a little bit of melancholy you should enjoy the song. The song does add a layer of hope once the other instrumentation comes into the mix.
They close with the highlight entitled “Beautiful Eyes.” I liked the slick drumbeat and Frey takes the lead again. It’s definitely a song you could picture being on the radio. It’s super friendly and non-offensive while lamenting about heartache.
Church and Frey certainly did their homework on pop music because they follow a lot of the tropes throughout these three songs. There is no illusion that the duo is trying to reach as many ears as possible with these types of songs, which is perfectly fine. That being said they may benefit from throwing in some unexpected elements so they can give all those Youtube sensations a run for their money.
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