Drew Vision
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Drew Vision

New York City, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | SELF

New York City, NY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2006
Band R&B Soul


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"5 Things to Know about Drew Vision"

He's danced with Beyoncé and jammed with Justin Timberlake, but Drew Vision is ready for his own spotlight.

The triple threat – who performed at Essence Fest this year – is currently working on international collaborations in London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Mexico and Colombia, and will embark on a college campus tour this fall.

Here are five things you to know about the rising star, who just released the music video for his newest single, "Sanctify," off his third studio album The Balance.
1. He can sing in multiple languages.

Vision attended Five Towns College on Long Island, New York on a full scholarship, and he studied all kinds of music in many different languages.

"Part of my requirement was to take all these different classes like harmony and other languages. I would learn and sing Latin, Hebrew, Italian and German in certain songs," Vision tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I know what I'm singing, and I really dive into it and practice all the pronunciations."

Vision recently learned a song in Spanish in "one or two days," he adds. "At bar mitzvahs, they're just looking at me like, 'How does he know this?'"

2. He was covering a Timberlake tune on stage at a wedding that the superstar just happened to be at.

And yep, the legend jumped on stage with him to rock out.

"I always sing Justin Timberlake – it's fun for me and I'm a fan," says Vision, who was performing at the wedding of one of Jessica Biel's close friends. "I like to sing 'Sexy Back' and a couple other ones."

"[Justin] was like, 'Do you know 'Senorita?' He hopped on the piano and I was grabbing the mic like ready to go because I knew all the words, and then we did a bunch of songs after that."

3. He received some of the best advice he's ever gotten from Beyoncé's mom.

Vision starred as one of the groomsmen in Beyoncé's "Best Thing I Never Had" music video, and that's where Queen Bey's mom gave him some words of wisdom he'll never forget.
"Miss Tina Knowles came up to me on set and was like, 'Who are you? How did you get here? I didn't see you in the castings,' which means she was really involved in this video," says Vision.

"She was like, 'You have star power. I don't know if you're a musician,' and I was like, 'I am a musician.' And she's like, 'I can tell. Just keep doing what you're doing because you're doing all the right things.'"

4. He can strike a hot pose, too!

Aside from singing his heart out, Vision has had a successful modeling career thus far and has been featured in campaigns for Pepsi, Lays, Coach, Samsung, LG and more.
"I'm on this Lays Potato Chips commercial and people are recognizing me from that because it plays in other countries like Sweden, too," says Vision.

5. Ever heard of an Irish triplet? Well, he's one of those, and all his siblings are talented.

Vision has two younger (and very musically inclined) twin sisters, Adrina and Adora, who were born just a little more than a year after him.
"We're all freakishly close, too, and they do music, but they're more pop artists," says Vision about his sisters, who think collaborating with their brother would be "corny."

Vision grew up supporting his mother and his two sisters in every way he possibly could.

"My dad was away and then he came back after 10 years and he wanted to be in our lives," says Vision. "He's stayed around ... . and comes to my shows and is always posting my stuff on his social media."

"My mom is no saint either," he jokes. "When she comes to my events, she loves to go to the bar and just party and say, 'That's my son!'"

Vision's album The Balance is now available on iTunes. - People Magazine

"Essence Music Festival Interview"

Video interview in link. - Essence Magazine

"Drew Vision - one to watch"

R&B artist Drew Vision shares a word on music, passion and purpose
Blavity: Tell us about how you first started singing. How did your upbringing influence your art?

Drew Vision: Since I was 5, my family had pretty much imposed it on me. We grew up in the church, and they felt like if God gave you any gifts, you were going to use it, whether you liked it or not. So, I grew up in performing in front of the congregation from such a young age. After high school when I had to decide what I wanted to pursue in life, I was at a crossroads. Everyone said I was crazy for trying to make something happen in the music industry. I actually considered getting into marine biology, cause I'm really into science. But I just knew that my purpose was music, so I took a leap and went for it.
B: How did living in Queens influence your music?

DV: I definitely will say that New York has made me so well-rounded. It's one of the only cities in the world that's a melting pot for everyone on the planet. New York has forced me to be more open-minded. You realize that there's more to the world than the music you listen to and things you like. I think New York diversified me and is definitely why I have so many different sounds.
B: Talk to us about your creative process, how do you go from idea to execution?

DV: The creative process is the only thing that keeps me in the game. Everything else can sometimes be so business related and stressful, but the creative process is where I thrive. I start with beats. There are so many talented producers out there, and when I hear the sounds and the instruments they choose, I start a vibe from that. Based off how the music makes me feel, I start writing.
B: Your recent project, The Balance, has a message of accepting oneself fully. Talk to us about the experiences in your life that fueled this project.

DV: From traveling and meeting people I've found that so many people think I'm interesting because I have a wide variety of elements to me that make me who I am. For example, when I was living in Brooklyn, I used to skateboard everywhere. I would ride my board to business meetings and would still be respected as a professional. Things like that are what break barriers in people's minds so they don't put everyone in a box. I think thats where The Balance came from. A lot of the time I would look at my flaws and be upset about them, but in actuality, everything about me, including my flaws, is what makes me who I am, and the moment we accept ourselves, we feel a new level of power. I embraced that there is no such thing as good without bad and that all I have to do is keep the balance.
B: How do you stay inspired and motivated to create music that people can relate to?

DV: I think its so important to have down time. Its easy to get caught up in your work, but you have to just take some time and know that you can't do everything in one day. Once I allowed myself to have some leisure time, I realized that thats where my inspiration comes from. I had to understand the balance between work and play. When I listen to music, be social and have a good time, I find most of my inspiration because those are the things that keep us going when life gets hard.
B: What advice do you have for creatives who struggle with believing in themselves and the quality of their work?

DV: It starts within. You can't go anywhere or do anything until you believe in the product that you're selling. For young people especially, the best way to reach their goals is believe in themselves the most and do whatever it takes to make that happen. If you need to go to church and talk to God or do some meditation, or whatever it is, take that time to build yourself. - Blavity.com

"Album Launch Party Review"

A New Vision: In these days of AutoTune, it’s refreshing to hear a new artist who can both sing well, connect to the audience and play their own instruments. I’m happy to say that the listening session I sat in on for Drew Vision at the Hunt & Fish Club NYC was well worth the visit. If you’re coming to New Orleans over the July Fourth weekend, you’ll get to hear Drew for yourself at Essence Festival; if you can’t make it, here’s a video snippet from his set this week. - Essence.com


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