Thomas Rawle, who operates under the nom de plume DRELLER, is a London-based, Sydney-born artist, producer/multi-instrumentalist, animator, and filmmaker. He has a talent for crafting dark, beat-forward blasts of hook-laden alt-pop.
After releasing his first new music in two years earlier in 2018; the critically acclaimed single ‘Shape of Love’ and its incredible self-animated video, alongside ‘Dimensions’, Dreller returns with his debut EP titled Shape of Love EP.
The seven track release features two brand new songs, ‘I Feel Your Life’ is the most electronic leaning track Dreller has written to date and sees him enter new territory sonically, while ‘Fade’ brings with it a sense of vulnerability that instantly hooks the listener. The EP also features three reworks of ‘Shape of Love’ – a stunning acoustic/live version, and two remixes.
Dreller said of the EP, “The two new tracks on the EP came from a collection of songs I had written whilst back in Sydney, I had scrapped them, actually I had scrapped loads of material in a moment of self-doubt and then came back to them and decided to rework them. The whole process of this EP has been me recording and scrapping material, as well as obsessively re-recording material, that is why there are three versions of Shape of Love (there are actually a lot more than just those three!). This EP for me is me getting the confidence to put music out in public again after a long time of recording and deleting. My favorite track on the whole EP is ‘Fade’, it's the most stripped back and I hope that I can make more work like this in the future”.
1. Shape of Love
2. I Feel Your Life
5. Shape of Love (Acoustic Version)
6. Shape of Love (B Remix)
7. Shape of Love (C Remix)
Dreller wrote, produced, and mixed the Shape of Love EP. It was mastered by Matt Colton (Arctic Monkeys, Blood Orange, FKA Twigs, Flume, James Blake) at Alchemy in London.
In 2016, Dreller turned heads with the singles ‘One Night Stand’ and ‘Control’ released on Terrible Records, remixed Empress Of, played shows with the Internet, and performed at festivals across Australia and Europe.
released December 6, 2018
Dreller wrote, produced, and mixed the Shape of Love EP. Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy in London (except for tracks 5, 6 & 7).
Thomas Rawle, who operates under the nom de plume DRELLER, is a London-based, Sydney-born artist, producer/multi-
instrumentalist & animator. He has a talent for crafting dark, beat-forward blasts of hook-laden alt-pop.
After releasing the critically acclaimed single 'Shape of Love', alongside 'Dimensions', earlier in 2018, Dreller returns with his debut EP titled "Shape of Love EP"....more