Drew Barrymore

Album: Carnival (2018)
Charted: 46

Songfacts®:

  • Bryce Ross-Johnson is a rapper/singer from New York City, who is known by his stage name Bryce Vine. Following his attendance at Berklee College of Music, Vine begun to steadily rise in the mainstream music scene and achieved his debut Hot 100 hit with this song.
  • This was Vine's attempt to write a love song that wasn't so focused on looks, but more about how he feels about the person. He told Ones To Watch: "It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be because all of my references were love songs that only focus on physical attraction. It's a lot harder to write about someone being special because of who they are than because of what they look like."
  • Vine managed to write the verses and came up with a beat to support it, but couldn't come up with a hook, Months later the Manhattan artist replayed a voice note left by singer/songwriter Julia Michaels back in 2015 or 2016 and the missing piece was found. He recalled:

    "She wrote it maybe three years ago now, this little concept of Drew Barrymore, and then it just totally fit into this song once I was done with it. Everything was finished; I just didn't have a hook for it. And it just fit in so nicely."
  • So why did Vine see Drew Barrymore as his perfect metaphor for his ideal girl? He explained: "When you're a young boy and you see Drew Barrymore in The Wedding Singer, and she's kind of iconic Hollywood royalty, but she's kind of a badass, but she's kind of sweet. She's not the hottest girl, but there's something really cool about her, you know? That's what I'm looking for. Not just some Instagram famous chick that bases all of her emotion off of clout – not to throw shade."
  • Drew Blythe Barrymore was born into the Barrymore acting dynasty of American stage and film actors. She started her acting career at the age of 11 months when she starred in a TV commercial for Gaines Burgers and made her breakout role in 1982 when she played Gertie in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

    Barrymore subsequently appeared in a string of successful films, including Scream (1996), Ever After (1998), The Wedding Singer (1998) and 50 First Dates (2004).

    Bryce Vine is not the first singer to title a song after the actress. SZA recorded a track in 2017 for her CTRL album named "Drew Barrymore."

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