Talking Arsenal with… Ed Drewett

Ed Drewett
Ed Drewett likes his sauce like he likes his football team: red

Ed Drewett has written for the likes of Olly Murs and The Wanted, and now he’s launching a solo career in his own right with “Drunk Dial”. As such, Football Burp caught up with him for a quick natter about his beloved Arsenal, at least after the interview had been postponed in quite the most bizarre circumstances we’ve known to date…

Are you okay?

My hands and nails went blue so I panicked, thinking I had some kind of heart problem. So I called an ambulance and they found it very hilarious when they asked me if my jeans were new – basically, the dye from the jeans had come off onto my hands and I wasn’t going to die!

Your hands may have gone blue, but your footballing allegiance is decidedly red…

I’ve supported Arsenal from a young age and I try to keep up with them where I can, but I find it difficult to juggle a career with keeping a routine, whether that’s following Arsenal or going to the gym.

Will you be watching the Bayern game tonight?

I will if I get out the studio! It’s one where I don’t hold out massive hopes for us but I know that every now and then we can pull something very special out the bag, so it’ll be a good one to watch.

Do you still support Arsene Wenger’s management of the club?

I’m undecided, to be honest. He’s got the club’s best intentions at heart, and I kind of get the impression that there are higher forces at play, but obviously the trophy cabinet is bare. I’m really not sure.

If he did go, who would you like to see replace him?

That’s a good question. It would be good to have some fresh managerial skills, maybe someone a bit younger who’s come from nowhere and could give Arsenal a refurb.

If you had to select a five-a-side team out of all the Arsenal players you’ve ever seen, who would you pick?

David Seaman, Tony Adams, Thomas Vermaelen, Ray Parlour and Thierry Henry.

Finally, what are you up to in the studio? Presumably finishing your album?

Yeah. The album has been four years in the making, really. I started writing the songs for myself – “All Time Low” was originally for me but I wasn’t ready so I gave it to The Wanted and it did well for them, so that was good. It’s basically thirteen of my favourite songs of the one hundred and eighty that I’ve written in the past few years. I’m very pleased with it and very proud of it.

Ed Drewett, thank you.

Ed Drewett - "Drunk Dial"

“Drunk Dial” is out now – click here to buy it from iTunes. For more information, please visit www.eddrewett.co.uk