After about a year mulling around Ontario, Single Mothers’ Drew Thomson tried to find his place in the “real life grind” through a variety of odd jobs. Ultimately, this exercise only strengthened his prolific and innate need to create. In no time, he was back in the studio. Teasing a 2017 full-length, Single Mothers has revealed two new tracks from the same sessions, “East Van Band Van“ and “Night School“ via Bandcamp today.
Through watching his friends go through the coveted ritual of family, marriage, kids and excitement over earning the corner office, Drew suddenly found himself questioning reality. Whether it’s a cyclical fashion trend handed down through generations or a lifestyle achievement, it’s all an illusion. The grass can seem greener. Did we all perish back in 1999’s Y2K? And if we did, would this be heaven or hell? How do we develop the vocabulary to set ourselves free to follow a new path? Thomson muses, “People will paint you the colours convenient to them.”