Music’s brightest stars often die prematurely, like Nick Drake, who overdosed on antidepressants at 26, but was the musician meant to die? remains unknown, but he is said to have spent the last months of his life in a nervous state. Breaks down and becomes more and more withdrawn from peers.
Drake’s friend and producer Joe Boyd recalled in an interview: telegraph paper A few months before his death, he said, “I was horrified by the situation I was in.” He recalled Drake as “her condition was deteriorating, her hair was dirty, she was trembling, and it was difficult for her to speak clearly.” He was always hesitant and shy, but this time it was different. “
The musician explored his long-term struggle with depression through his lyrics, often expressing feelings of hopelessness and sadness.Songs like “Day Is Done” by 5 leaves left The song is a prime example of Drake’s ability to highlight despair and existentialism, like, “I didn’t do what I thought I was going to do/Now it’s time to start again/The party’s over.” lyrics are included.
Drake released three albums in his short life, the last of which was pink moon, now considered one of the greatest British folk records of all time. Drake’s music, however, did not receive much attention during his lifetime and was only appreciated several years after his death. In his song “Fruit Tree,” Drake predicted his musical destiny as he sang, “They’ll all know/You were here when you were gone.” bottom.
However, Drake never sought fame, and his decision to rarely perform live or give recorded interviews reinforced this idea. Naturally shy and anxious, Drake spent his time at Cambridge smoking marijuana and playing guitar rather than participating in group sports or activities. After securing his recording contract, he dropped out of school to focus on his music production, refusing to reveal too much about his work.
His sister Gabriel once claimed on the show: Guardian“He was very secretive. I didn’t know it was finished. He threw it on the bed and left! ”
Drake’s attempts to play live were usually unpopular due to his lack of stage presence, and fellow folk artist Michael Chapman said that the audience wanted “songs with choruses”, so he performed at the Royal Festival Hall. ‘s Fairport Convention opening performance, calling it “pretty painful to watch”. . Unfortunately, his failure to please his audience prevented his music from being heard by a wider audience and he failed to achieve commercial success in his lifetime.
No video recordings of Drake as an adult are known, but there is one audio clip of Drake speaking, giving fans a better idea of what Drake was like off stage. can be done. The clip was recorded at 5:00 a.m., when Drake accidentally drives home, forgetting he was no longer in France, where he briefly lived in 1967, saying, “I must have had a lot of drinks.” I look back on it with a sense of guilt. .