Fusing styles, genres, and innovated ideas, Adam Drew is the mastermind behind the musical project The Religion. Drawing inspiration from synth pop, new wave, and 70s and 80s prog rock/instrumental music, The Religion is no stranger to experimentation and tackles ambitious concepts with flair. His new album Anhedonia will be released on September 28, 2018.
Drew honed his skills as a producer, songwriter, and technologist on Anhedonia; first developing the album for piano and voice, Drew livened the stripped versions with synth, layered harmonies, and contagious rhythms. The album was fully written and produced by Drew, allowing him to express the transformative powers of emotions.
“‘Anhedonia’ was all about making music that had my whole self in it – completely honest, and personal, and shedding all of my inhibitions and baggage. It was about connecting with every part of myself – my fears, my pain, all of the things that threaten to pull me down – to harness them to create something true and beautiful. It was transformative, like alchemy – taking all of that emotional lead running through my veins and turning it into gold.”
Growing up in a musically inclined household, Drew developed his vocal abilities, picked up a guitar and bass, and learned other synthesized instruments. Inspired by other genre-bending groups such as Nine Inch Nails/Trent Reznor, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Eurythmics, and Placebo, Drew channeled his passion into his ever-evolving music style. The Religion uses facets from multiple musical genres and delivers thought-provoking and unique tracks with each new release.
Anhedonia will be officially released on September 28th, 2018. (Digital and Vinyl formats)
For fans of: Placebo, Depeche Mode, and Erasure