Back in 2013, Ol Drake announced that he was leaving Evile due to “becoming more and more detached from the touring/band lifestyle, and wanting a normal life again.” Read his full statement here. As much as I loved his work with that band, it’s a business after all, and you have to do what makes yourself happy. Evidently he wasn’t at that time, and he chose to leave. Fortunately for us, he did say he would continue to write his own music, and a demo of the first track from his upcoming solo album is available for streaming below! Here’s his latest update: “Hello, all. After a long, long time of trying to find my direction and sound for this project, I’m starting to churn material out of my brain that I’m starting to enjoy; I need to enjoy the stuff I’m writing. What we have here is a DEMO recording of one of the songs from the upcoming solo album; this is what I send to the label to show progress (this is NOT mixed or mastered). Its working title is ‘Spaceship Janitor’. I didn’t have a title for the song, but every time I listened through for writing directions I couldn’t stop imagining a janitor on a spaceship, mopping the space-floor with his space-mop, listening to this song on his space-iPod… in space. This track is not fully representative of the rest of the material on the album as I’m experimenting with a lot of my influences and inspirations; everything from rock and metal to acoustic and classical. Keep an eye on www.oldrake.co.uk and my Facebook etc. for more updates on the album! GUITAR ON!”
Press play now, and listen to “Spaceship” immediately! Caution: faces will melt.