Premiere: Annie Drury - We Are The People

Rising Leeds artist...
Annie Drury

It's best to start young.

Annie Drury was raised amongst a family of Irish musicians, whose reputation stretches back to the 1940's. Hopping onstage at the age of eleven, Drury almost immediately gained an appetite for an audience.

Since then, the singer has carefully developed her own identity, working on her own material in the process. Debut EP 'Some Day' is out now, with the title cut immediately gaining entry to the Radio 2 playlist.

It's easy to see why, with Annie Drury having that seductive edge, an easy-going and infectious nature which spills out of each track. Deciding to record a cover, the Leeds based artist opted for something unexpected.

'We Are The People' was initially recorded by Australian group Empire Of The Sun, an outlandishly euphoric piece of synth-pop. In the hands of Annie Drury, though, 'We Are The People' is stripped down to a simple, folk-style arrangement.

An introspective counterpoint to the bombast within Empire Of The Sun, you can check it out below:

Annie Drury - Empire from kate bannister on Vimeo.

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