Having spent the last decade writing some of the biggest pop hits, today chart-topping singer-songwriter EdDrewett, releases his brand new single ‘The Unfortunate Gent’. The track is the first single from his forthcoming album Ten, which is available for pre-order on 19th October via Universal Records.
Having penned massive hits for the likes of Little Mix, One Direction, Olly Murs, Craig David and many more, EdDrewett is understandably best known for his songwriting. Ten will see him step into the spotlight with his own original tracks alongside some of his best-known creations, which include One Direction’s ‘History’, Jonas Blue’s ‘Mama’ and Olly Murs’ ‘Dear Darlin’, in the stripped-back acoustic style in which he originally wrote them.
‘The Unfortunate Gent’, with its catchy piano and easygoing, skittering drum beat, is a perfect example of Ed’s ability to write breezy, infectious pop. Its lyrics allude to Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, with Ed confessing to his mother that he’s killed a man and asking her to help him cover up the murder. It’s a bold reference, and one that shows a multi platinum selling songwriter at the height of his powers.
As a songwriter, EdDrewett’s 6 biggest hits have amassed nearly 1.3 billion streams. His first taste of chart success came in 2011 when he penned The Wanted’s No.1 smash ‘All Time Low’, following with ‘Lightning’ and the multi platinum ‘Glad You Came’, which reached the top spot on both the iTunes, and US AirPlay charts.
Since then his impact on the pop landscape has continued to grow, going on to write for Olly Murs (‘Dear Darlin’), One Direction (‘Best Song Ever’, ‘Steal My Girl’, ‘History’), Little Mix (the BRIT nominated ‘Black Magic’), Jonas Blue (‘Mama’, ‘Rise), Britney Spears and Craig David, amongst many others. Recorded at Ed’s house, Ten gives pop fans a chance to hear some of their favourite songs as they’ve never heard them before, and get into the head of one of world’s most successful young writers.