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The Sounds That Brought You To Me

By Andre Thibault

The Sounds That Brought You To Me

Isn't it crazy how much music there is out there?

There are roughly 60,000 songs uploaded to Spotify every. single. day. And yet somehow, through emotional connectivity (and a little bit of capitalist "magic") we form communities around artists and songs that mean something to us.  We draw emotions and create memories inherently tied to them. We live our lives to the beat of their soundtrack.

For musicians, this connectivity and intertwining of life and music is exponentially amplified.  We are who we are because of music - that which we create, and that which inspires us.  We are the cumulative sound of every song and every artist we've ever connected with, and there are so many reasons that these connections take place.

I wanted to share with you a collection of my connections, my inspirations, my memories.  Grandson, Rage Against The Machine, Twenty One Pilots, Everlast, Childish Gambino. This is by no means exhaustive (and there are certain artists here whose entire catalog could and should be included), but this is the culmination of DRAE - the man and the artist.

Listen to DRAE's Top 25

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Welcome To The New Era

By Andre Thibault

Welcome To The New Era

Hi guys,

It's been a while. You're probably wondering what I've been up to...

After my kidney transplant in November of 2020, priorities shifted a bit.  I was determined to make the most of my new lease on life, and was re-evaluating everything.

Why am I doing this? What do I hope to get out of music? Is all of this investment actually beneficial? Am I doing this for me, or to please the people around me?

So I took a step back. It wasn't an easy decision, and I knew it would affect a number of people close to me. But it's not often you're given a true second chance, and I was no longer going to sacrifice long term happiness for short term gain. I told myself that when I was ready, I would come back to this as the best version of myself, for myself.

Well, I'm ready - and I'm very excited to share some things I've been quietly working on.  Lots to come in the last bit of 2021, and even more in 2022.

Welcome to the new era,

DRAE

A special thanks to Sonya and Braydon for everything you've done this year - couldn't have gotten to this point without you both.


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