Fresh off the premiere of his hit new docu-series, ‘The Sheards’, on BET earlier this month, which garnered a record-breaking 2 million total viewers* for the network, J. Drew (@JDrewSheard_JDS) releases a trailer for his debut project, ‘Never Coming Back’, available for free download on May 6th, 2013.
The album, a blend of futuristic R&B and nu-pop trap music, covers the 23-year old singer’s emergence into manhood and his often complex relationships with women and love. The sexy teaser, starring the singer opposite a gun-toting vixen, hosts a preview of ‘KILLER’, one of the tracks to be released next month. J. Drew has developed a state-of-the-art R&B template; the kind we’ve been yearning for. “My formula is simple: everything has to be musically beautiful, soulful and rough enough for the turn up. I make the music I want to hear,” says the singer/producer. In anticipation for the J. Drew takeover, check out the trailer below. Also, be sure to catch an episode of ‘The Sheards’ every Sunday night at 8 pm EST on BET.
J. Drew is a 23-year-old Detroit Born artist who is quickly proving himself to be among the most gifted producer/songwriters of his generation. He’s got the type of voice, charm, finesse, and inexpressible humanity that’s often longed for, but rarely attained. If there was ever a question of where the young kid with hauntingly wicked tracks electrifying the scene beamed from – first, there’s the family connection: son of gospel superstar Karen Clark-Sheard of the legendary Clark Sisters. And then, there’s the Pharrell Williams co-sign; J. Drew being the first and youngest producer signed to the StarTrak Label. Now, this is when the hype machine begins to rev up. Newly inking a deal with Detroit indie label LiveTMG, the singer is finally prepared to leave his mark. Please welcome J. Drew with your favorite underground embrace.
Considered a prodigy – playing the drums, piano, bass along with other instruments – J. Drew began producing music for some of the industry’s most sought-after artists, landing major production deals, receiving several Grammy nominations and winning Dove and Stellar Awards concurrently. This spring, his family is all set to premiere their highly-anticipated docu-series, ‘The Sheards’ on BET. The show will highlight J. Drew’s road to becoming a solo artist and pulling away from the pack to become a man; complex and unabashed.
Currently in the studio wrapping up his debut project, J. Drew has developed a state-of-the-art R&B template; the kind we’ve been yearning for. J. Drew is not riding a fresh new wave of music onto the scene. He is, frankly, the next-level of urban artistry: a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer for the twenty-first century.