Providing a bold voice for the LGBTQ+ community, Drew Patrick has released his next single, Medicine, which provides an up close and personal look into the physical aspects of a gay relationship.
Fearless and unapologetic, Drew Patrick’s release is the first time he, now as an openly gay male artist, uses he/him pronouns in a released single.
The 21-year-old from LA was inspired by a previous relationship. He explores his sexuality through his music and, in this song specifically, the craving he had for a man’s validation.
“I think this song is pretty straightforward in terms of what it’s about,” explained Drew to Eikon.
“I’m 21 years old, I’m growing up, and have a lot more things to bring up and talk about in my music than I did when I first started. Sex just happens to be one of those things now.”
He has evolved from identifying as pansexual, as he explained to Eikon back in 2016, to now aligning with being a gay man, but Drew still strongly dislikes labels.
“I find labels constricting, however, I feel like I have grown a lot since I initially came out and in that growth came a stronger comfort and sense of self. I love women, but I’d be a fool to say that a woman has ever made me feel what a man can.”
“This is a song where you hear me as a man clearly using male pronouns to describe my lover, and I think that’s beautiful.”
This aspiring American artist will also be releasing a sexually charged music video to go along with the single’s release of Medicine.
Drew explained that choosing the right person to be that intimate with in front of the cameras was extremely important for telling the story of Medicine. He was able to persuade a friend to take on the role of his lover.
“He’s a good friend of mine with a killer body.”
“I felt comfortable working with him, and he didn’t mind the context of the music video either so it just worked.”
Last Updated on Mar 19, 2018