Drew MacFarlane

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Drew MacFarlane’s music explores the boundaries of songwriting, contemporary classical composition, and electronic music. He releases songs under the moniker Lokki, and is a founding member of the band Glass Animals.

Drew grew up surrounded by the Appalachian folk music of his native Virginia, and discovered classical music soon after moving to the UK. During his time at Cambridge University he studied free composition with renowned composer Robin Holloway, and was a choral scholar in an internationally acclaimed choir directed by Stephen Layton. At Cambridge he conducted performances of his compositions for chamber groups and small orchestras. In 2020, Drew also completed a composition mentorship with Manners McDade.

As a member of Glass Animals Drew is a part of one of the most globally successful bands active today. The group’s already widespread fanbase grew rapidly thanks to the incredible impact of their 2020 single ‘Heat Waves’, which completed the longest climb to the weekly Hot 100’s summit in the chart’s history: 59 weeks. It also broke records with the length of time it spent on the US top spot, and on the top 100 overall. They have been nominated for Grammy, Brit and Billboard awards, and played sold out shows all over the world. Their music has been synced with advertising, tv and film, notably with four global Apple ad campaigns.

Drew explores a more stripped back and introspective sound through his solo project as Lokki, first on the “gorgeous, classic sounding” Cirrhi EP (DIY Magazine), followed by a double A side High/On Our Own. In January 2023, his track ‘Breathe A Breath of Me’ was used for the launch film of the Royal Foundation‘s Centre for Early Childhood, and Drew performed live at the launch event at BAFTA.