Nick Drake

 Nick Drake was an artist with not much popularity in his life. He was born in 1948 in Myanmar and grew up in the UK. He picked up the guitar when he was 16 years old. He started studying at Cambridge University in 1968 and wrote his own songs. Then he was discoverd by Ashley Hutchings of Fairport Convention.

In his lifetime he recorded three albums: Five Leaves Left, Bryter Later and Pink Moon. Because he was very shy and didn’t care for promoting his music to the press he got isolated and that lead him into depression. After three albums he decided he would leave the music industry and became computer programmer. But in 1973 he began writing songs again. Drake had recorded four when he died in bed at his parents’ home in 1974, the result of an overdose of antidepressant medication.

Years later his work became popular and admired by many late artists. His music consists of emotional folk rock with minimal instruments.

Five Leaves Left (1969)
Time Has Told Me / River Man / Three Hours / Way To Blue / Day Is Done / Cello Song / The Thoughts Of Mary Jane / Man In A Shed / Fruit Tree / Saturday Sun

Bryter Layter (1970)
Introduction / Hazey Jane II / At the Chime of a City Clock / One of These Things First / Hazey Jane I / Bryter Layter / Fly / Poor Boy / Northern Sky / Sunday

Pink Moon (1971)
Pink Moon / Place to Be / Road / Which Will / Horn / Things Behind the Sun / Know / Parasite / Free Ride / Harvest Breed / From the Morning

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