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Investigator - Single Review: Livin' In A Magazine

12 Oct 2018 // A review by eidirbs

This one is definitely for any retro, old school rock fans. Adrian Drew, better known as Investigator brings us his first single Livin’ in a Magazine, as he prepares for the release of his 5 track EP this December. Adrian left his career in commercial radio and has spent the past couple of years focusing on his one true love: music.

This song is a catchy one, within the first few seconds my foot was tapping. This song has the same influences as the music I grew up listening to. This track could fit right in to the playlist for a Sunday drive with my Dad, windows down and singing along at the top of our lungs.

Adrian’s vocals are powerful and harmonise perfectly with the classic, old school guitar riffs. The drumming is simple but with addition of synth like keyboard it transforms the song in to something mesmerising and full bodied. The song builds up through the verses to its shredding guitar solos that create a nostalgic archway between chorus and verse.

Although I couldn’t note every lyric word for word, what I did hear is that the words pay homage to a rockstars take on a fling with his lover, letting her know she can do as she pleases because he’s a busy, social guy too. A very rockstar-esque topic.

This song provides the perfect taste of the talent Adrian is bringing to the plate. With my foot still tapping and this tune repeating itself in my head for the rest of the day I’m certain we’re due for a full-on retro rock fest, beginning to end.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )

About Investigator

Investigator is the nom de plume of Adrian Drew, singer/songwriter & producer.

Walking away from a career in commercial radio to pursue his first love, music - Adrian's transformation into Investigator had begun.

With a unique voice and often arresting lyrics, last year was spent in the studio with Producer, Kane Bennett of Sonic Altar, to complete a 5-track EP. Released in December 2018, featuring the singles; Livin' in a Magazine and Goodbye Car.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Investigator


Year: 2018
Type: EP

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