With today's digital technology invading our homes and taking the world by storm it is no wonder that upcoming artists such as Drew Tabor are using the medium to its full advantage. In my constant search for new talent I stumbled across a cover of Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" done by this talented young lady and I was immediately hooked. I knew I had to find a way to speak to her about her developing music career.
Drew began singing around the age of 16, and as she started doing YouTube videos discovered that it was something that she not only enjoyed but she was good at it too. And so as any other striving artist she continued to post her videos. "It started out of boredom," she describes. Her channel is filled with so many adoring fans and people sending messages of encouragement to her for her outstanding voice. However, this YouTube fame did not happen over night.
"It was slow to begin with," she states.
"It took a long time." After a year's time, she decided to post more regularly and do covers of more popular songs. This is what helped Drew expand her fan base. As of now however, she is still developing new ways of growing her followers and one way she plans on doing so is through the use of original songs to show who she really is.
With the attention she has already received, Drew has nothing but good things to say about the feeling of her growing success. And so I asked, at such a young age what would be the most rewarding part of her musical career thus far? "The fact that I can put something out there and have it mean something to someone else," she gushed. Drew loves being able to touch others through her music.
Drew’s favorite covers that she has done so far include her rendition of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” as well as “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. She enjoys being able to take a song and put her own spin on it. However, Drew has original songs as well. She currently has an EP called “Glitter” on iTunes now and plans to release another one in the coming weeks called “Bright Lights and Cheap Shots.” She shared with me that none of the instrumentals in this coming EP were electronic, and that she was able to experiment with many different instruments.
For the future, she says "[the world should] expect for me to be around for a while.” Drew is not looking for 15 minutes of fame but rather, plans to have a long music career that makes an impact on many peoples’ lives. She cares a lot about her music and wants to do this long term. In whatever she does, I am sure that Drew will go far with her constant motivation and the infectious voice she possesses she is destined for success.