Trendom would like to introduce to you a new series where we highlight the writers behind your favorite songs! Each week we will feature a new writer, their discography, what’s to come from them, and reveal their connection to the previous week’s writer. We hope you enjoy discovering the behind-the-scenes connections between your favorite songs as much as we enjoy sharing them with you!
Our first writer is none other than Ed Drewett, whose name you might recognize from tracks such as The Wanted’s “Glad You Came“ and One Direction’s “Best Song Ever.” Drewett’s first published song was originally a piece he wrote for himself called “All Time Low.” The Wanted showed interest and his label wasn’t ready for him to release it as a solo song yet, so he handed it over. The song’s success swung doors wide open for him and The Wanted sought him out to pen a song specifically for them.
It wasn’t long after this that labels began requesting Ed to work with specific artists. Put into teams to co-write, he turned out two songs for Olly Murs, “What A Buzz“ and “Dear Darlin’,” as well as his first song for One Direction, which translated into the promotional music video for their feature film This Is Us and became that year’s lead single. Still though, songwriting was never Ed’s end-goal, so later that same year, he humbled himself by auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent with one of his original compositions, “Blink”.
Unfortunately he didn’t make it past the semi-finals round, which was a huge let down for all of us, but he didn’t allow this setback to keep him from writing. 2014 brought us Ed’s creative input on One Direction’s “Steal My Girl“, and in 2015 we got “Black Magic“ from Trendom’s favorite current girl group: Little Mix!
Fun fact: Every single Drewett has written on since his first song in 2010, has reached the Top 10 on UK pop charts, four of which have peaked at #1. As of early 2016 though, Ed has revealed that the next time we hear from him, it will be his own music! We can’t wait!
The next time you hear from me it'll be for my own music.
We encourage you to look into your favorite songs and find what other gems Ed has written on! His writing credits aren’t limited to what we’ve mentioned here, nor what is included on Wikipedia, so pull out your albums, read those end credits, visit his soundcloud, and tweet us when you find more songs that feature Ed Drewett as a co-writer!
25 and a whiskey fanatic. Sassy, rude, and grouchy because Harry Styles lives 5 minutes away and I’ve never seen him! I have an opinion on everything and not everyone agree’s, but I hope you find humor in my over the top obsession with music and the people who create it. LA is where it’s at, so if there is a show worth seeing, you can be sure to find me there!