19-year-old singer-songwriter Rowan Drake has returned with his new single, “Abandonment Issues” today. His second release of 2022, the emotional “Abandonment Issues” follows his previous single, “2 Pepole”, released last month. Showcasing yet another side of the young artist, the new track finds him wearing his heart on his sleeve alongside haunting acoustic guitar.
For Rowan, songwriting has always provided a space for transforming his feelings into unexpected beauty. Growing up in the small college town of Ithaca, New York, the singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist first discovered the power of that outlet when, at age 15, a devastating accident ended his dream of becoming a competitive snowboarder. After devoting nearly all his life to honing his snowboarding career, Drake began exploring his innate musicality by dreaming up his own hypnotic form of pop: moody, immersive, and fearlessly confessional, merging the intense introspection of classic singer/songwriter with a more forward-thinking sonic aesthetic. He soon began performing locally around his hometown, self-releasing his first song while still in high school. Upon graduation, he packed up his car and moved to Los Angeles where he quickly connected with other rising young talents and collaborators. Rowan is now currently hard at work creating more new music to follow throughout the year.