Never Shout Never's Christofer Drew Speaks About Tour, New Band

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​If you're a fan of indie pop act Never Shout Never, Thursday, October 28 at Marquee Theatre is your last chance in the Valley to see the band as you've grown to love them. That's because frontman Christofer Drew says he's getting rid of the NSN moniker and is forming Christofer Drew and the Shout, a feel-good rock n' roll band. Up on the Sun caught up with Drew on the road to talk about his show, with local support The Maine, and his new music. (Read fans' reaction to this story here.)

How is it playing on tour with The Maine? They're cool guys, trying to make real music just like us.

What can people expect from your set? It's just chill. We play some new songs, play old songs.

You're also playing with Carter Hulsey, who you grew up with and signed to your Loveway Records imprint. How is it touring with him? He's bad-ass. He's my roommate. He plays great music, and he's trying to do the folk thing.



Why was having your own label important to you? So I could sign my friends and put out my friends' music.

You're really prolific, constantly writing songs and putting out new music and videos. Do you ever get writer's block? Not really. I don't really try (to write). (When I try), that's when I start writing weird songs.

What inspired your latest album, Harmony? I guess just life at the time and emotions I was feeling and things I was going through and my friends and observations.

What do you hope people take away from the album? Just feeling something. It's hard to feel these days, so as long as they feel something from it.

You included seed packets in the album packaging. Why? I just wanted to promote earth, promote living, promote life. It's easy to do. We are the earth, we come from it, 75 percent of our bodies is water, so we're a fucking miracle, so we might as well promote ourselves.

Do you personally try to be green in any way? I smoke lots of herb and chill. That's good for the earth.

With so much of your time spent on music, is there anything you do for fun outside of music? I have a girlfriend. I like going home to her. We have a lot of sex and drink beer. I've got my friends and family.

You recently performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. How was that? It was awesome. We got to play a fun song, and they treated us really well and gave us lots of pretzels and juice.

You've said you're going to go in a rock direction with your next record. Why? I'm kind of sick of this band and the negative connotations with the band. I want to start over and start something new. I think people have the wrong idea about us. I want to bust out the Stratocaster and play some feel-good shit. I'm just a kid playing music. There's a bunch of kids playing music, and if (my fans) are really into this acoustic stuff, they can find 100 other kids doing it.

Why should people check you out in Tempe? They'll probably have some fun and make some new friends, probably leave even happier.

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anne
anne

This is so sad. What happened to him? I hear their music since 2008, and stopped in 2011 after noticed a huge change. What I liked most in him was how he was a sensitive kid and was not afraid to show it. Now he is a shit. Trying to be a "wild" rockstar , but you're starting to be a cliche. Everyone can smoke drugs, if you to pretend you're a free person, please start inside,man. Sad, very sad.

Blib223
Blib223

Uggh, what happened to you Chris?

Danie0303
Danie0303

I heard that he told people they were just gonna call it Christofer and the shout to freak ppl out. I mean he is the kind of guy who would do something like that for fun. I just can't see him naming his band something that resembles Selena Gomez and the Scene :/ He does want never shout never to be more of a band and not just him so he hasn't been playing the guitar and other instruments a lot.

Justin
Justin

His Gfs Destiny Knotts And She's Fuckin Hot!

Justin
Justin

His Gfs Destiny Knotts And She's Fuckin Hot!

HOTDOG76
HOTDOG76

HIS GIRLFRIENDS KRISTIN KREWSON YOU IDIOT

Lexi Bowen
Lexi Bowen

Wow. Really Chris? I used to support "Christofer Drew and The Shout" and all that, I told myself that all of your real fans would stick around, and that this would drop all the fangirls, but now I don't care anymore. What happened to not caring about what people thought about you? That's why you used to be my inspiration, why I literally taught myself to play guitar. "There's a bunch of kids playing music, and if (my fans) are really into this acoustic stuff, they can find 100 other kids doing it"? It's not that easy, Chris. I hope you have fun writing rock 'n roll crap, having sex with your girlfriend, and drinking beer, you fucking stoner. 

Morena
Morena

I'm agree with the change of the name, because when fans talk about NSN, is mostly about Christofer only ; when they want a picture or an autograph is just Chris and so on...  "Christofer Drew and the Shout" is a more collective name, because, I remind you, is not only Chris, also Hayden, Nathan, Taylor and Caleb.

YES he might got all of his fans by songs as bigcitydreams, but he, as every human, is growing up, and his music grows up with him. Also, is not the first time he talks about smoking weed or drinking beer, there is a song called "The Past" where he states he smokes (weed) since he was 16 years old, so I dont know what is the big deal about it.

The only thing it I'd take out is the "I have a girlfriend. I like going home to her. We have a lot of sex" oh boy, I'm sure you do but please, I didnt need to know that... I wonder what Kristin thinks about that statement haha

CDI<3
CDI<3

hes still the same chris hes just not trying to please everyone and for once wants to please himself i supprt him and respect him all the way <3

Skylar
Skylar

Though his answers to the interview questions kind of made me sad, I like NSN, so I'm looking forward to the new music he will make, whether its with the name Never Shout Never or Christofer Drew and the Shout. I wish him the best of luck and i hope he has fun making more music. :)

FuckYou
FuckYou

Fuck you Chris, i used to look up to you but now you're just the same as Jonny Craig. A fucking douche.

youknowiloveyou
youknowiloveyou

i love his old and new music but he sounded like a jerk in this -_-

Fan_For_Life13
Fan_For_Life13

i still love chris's music but honestly i only really started listening to him like last year i still remember the first song i heard from you... one of the best songs ive ever heard in my life. but then you made new songs... im not being mean or anything i mean really i still do love his music, old and new... but im just a little upset that he decided to change so much. but i love how open he is in this interview. im still a huge fan of his music though. always.

YourBiggestFan
YourBiggestFan

Wow. Seriously guys. I have two things to say.

First, to those who are disagreeing on the whole "Christofer Drew and the Shout" name, and the type of music he's going to play, just shut the fuck up. Everyone changes right? And Chris is included in "everyone". Honestly I do love his old songs. But that's his choice right? You haven't even heard it yet don't judge. You never know, it might be better! You shouldn't be against this if you were really a true fan of his.

Second, Chris. If you just want to change just because you don't care what others think and you think that you can do whatever you want, that's really shit. I have been listening to your music since I was 12. (13 now by the way.) I listen to them cause they are fucking awesome. I am not one of those girls who like you for your looks. I do not care if you would grow a mustache or get dreads. I like you because you're really a great inspiration, and of course for your tunes. But what happened? I believe I am one of your true fans. But if you are just going to treat us like worthless trash, then fuck this. Fuck YOU. (sorry.) And yeah I agree with those other folks. You are changing for the WORST. Fame has turned you into something I can't explain. Also, I believe telling the world that you have sex a lot with your girlfriend is so shitty. It's not really something you should blurt out publicly. I know you're just trying to joke around but please remember your values. You're better than that Chris. You're better than that. Please think about it.

Other than that. I still support you. God bless.

B*Denae*H.
B*Denae*H.

Your telling people not to judge, yet your whole second paragraph is judgmental. You also said that everyone changes, and that it's his choice. Then in the second paragraph you say he's changing for the worst, even though you just said it's his choice. Your being a hypocrite. He's a musician. He can change his band name if he wants, he can change his style if he wants, he can do whatever he wants. A "true fan" wouldn't whine about it.

Yeah.
Yeah.

Chris is officially turning into a douche.

Erin Marie
Erin Marie

Okay first of all Nevershoutnever is not changing anymore he said in an interview more recent than this one maybe in Ireland or Scotland idk so everyone clam ur tits nsn is staying and his girlfriends name is Kristin Krewson and if u wanna find out more bout her she has a twitter :)

Brookiex3
Brookiex3

I think everyone should cool their tits and let him do what he wants to.I liked him way back when he didn't have little kids obsessing over him. But yanno, you're not his fucking Mom, if he wants to fuck his girlfriend, he's gonna do it.He's like what now, 20 years old? Most of you are probably like 12.

Lena
Lena

aha this I'm cool with(: I heard he quit NeverShoutNever! and thought he was done for good aha he's a great musician. Saw him live last October aha I've listened to his band Eat Me While I'm Hot and knowing that they sound really good, I know his music will still be hella good(:

GaelleMelody
GaelleMelody

I know I am only a fan of yours from the hundreds, but your lyrics have helped me through difficult times, helped to accept things and learn to live with things. I know you will never know me, but I think you're awesome. Just the way you think and how you worded things in your songs.it's your own choice, I think you're wonderful, no matter what you do or choose.

woahjenwoah
woahjenwoah

Im Sure Christopher Drew Is Doing What He Wants And Being Happy,,So Let Him Be,,Iloved NeverShotNever Too,But He CAn Sing Awesomely And Is Extremely Talented,,So Whatever He Comees Out With Will Be Great.Come On He Knows What Hes Doing!(:<3

melissa2
melissa2

i need to hear it from him... i need to see his sincerity and i need to know if it happened or not..meanwhile im still be woking on my nsn scrapbook :P

PurpleandBlackPandas
PurpleandBlackPandas

Chris, we don't want a hundred other kids acoustic stuff. We want yours. If you want to go this direction, then go. I can't promise you I will like it, but I'll promise you I'll always like NeverShoutNever.

melissa
melissa

im glad he is doing what he actually likes. yes i can say the truth. i wasnt happy at the beginning but he making this is another plus of how he changes my life.. i mean he is like the one that shows me things! he now show me life have a change. life NEEDS a change. nothing can stay as it is forever. chris is my inspirationg for everthing. THANKS :) i love you.. I MEAN IT

melissa
melissa

and anyway..... i dont know.. yes i got a bit of sad cause "never shout never" alone changed me...but i belive in him.. i know he still is who he is guys. come on...!!! EVERYONE have a change in their lives at least once.!!! we all grow up.. come on he is like 21 ..he's independet..."sex, beer, smoking" is what they do.. he is smart enough i guess to take care of himself. (yes chris i dont want u to die ) but still .

melissa
melissa

i dont give a fuck if his changing his band name. i love HIM , i love who he is.. i love who changes my life.. i love the one that made me view life in another positive way... the guy that makes me laugh. YES i can see how he've changed... uumm well thats him. we cant control him "i cant believe blablabla" stuff is like saying HE MUST HAVE SAID ANOTHER SHIT.. well wtv cause he is who he is.. do what he loves and thats it. we dont have to force him.i know he still is who he was from the beginning...a little change of a band name wont change all of him

Morena
Morena

i think you couldnt "love WHO he is" because you dont know him personally. you, as mostly all his fans, love the man he shows in the songs, as Jane Doe, Hummingbird etc (this isnt go only for you, it goes to all the fans out there)

Mollyxx13
Mollyxx13

"and if (my fans) are really into this acoustic stuff, they can find 100 other kids doing it."Kind of a bitch move, Chris. I love you and your music always have, always will. But lately, you don't give a flying fuck about anyone but yourself. You have this "I'm cool to the point where I feel nothing anymore" facade going on. And I get that you don't want to play acoustic shit anymore, but you didn't have to fuck over your die hard fans like that, bro. You were always a role model to me. The kid who made it big with just a ukulele and a smile. You always cared about your fans. They got you where you are now. No fans, no one to play music for, no one to play music for, no music. It wasn't all the fans, but a hell of a lot of your career is owed to us. On the flip side, we want you to be happy, doing whatever you choose to do. Don't let your fans keep you from living YOUR dream. All I'm saying is that you don't have to be such a douche about it.

lilyhope
lilyhope

he kept the shout part so its not a complete 180... & i get not wanting to be constantly associated with "emos & punks". i know a tooon of different kind of people who love nevershoutnever, all your typical sterotypes. not just the "emo" ones. the only part about this that seriously bothers me is the part where he says "and if (my fans) are really into this acoustic stuff, they can find 100 other kids doing it."that part kinda shows he doesnt really care about the fans as much as alot of other bands..i really think hollywoods kinda gotten to him..

Carrie Elders
Carrie Elders

I wish he would keep his old ways. It's so much better. I just got my friends hooked on him and now he's moving on. Great way to stay the same. In my opinion, his music was my gateway out of the hellhole I live in. Thanks Chris for fucking with me.

Mary Nashou
Mary Nashou

"Do you personally try to be green in any way? I smoke lots of herb and chill. That's good for the earth.

With so much of your time spent on music, is there anything you do for fun outside of music? I have a girlfriend. I like going home to her. We have a lot of sex and drink beer. I've got my friends and family."

WOW wtf?

Doggiesluv97
Doggiesluv97

Sex with his girlfriend? Promoting smoking weed? Not even caring about what his fans think? I REALLY hope this is fake...

&lt;/3
&lt;/3

Sex, beer, & smoking? Really Chris? You're a great guy and all, but that stuff is just bad :( it made me sad when I read about you and your girlfriend... I'm not hatin on you, I love you, but I just dont like that stuff :'( smoking kills... I don't want you to die. Beer is only for special occasions. Sex is for when you're married and want kids..... I'm sorry =/ what I read makes me sad, Chris...

goddessofgreen
goddessofgreen

it's not even the fact of his music style is changing. i actually wonder if his gf has seen this cos i'd go sick.tbh he might not have meant any of this. hes been smokin the green for years and that has an effect on you - he may have been high when this interview was taken, ever think about that!? hey, my bf;s a douche when he smokes the green? it doesn't meant to say he isn't a nice guy.i've been listening to NSN for about 2 years now and i love chris no matter what man.douche or not, he's a great musician.

kaylen
kaylen

im gonna miss nsn!:(

Ali
Ali

What a piece of shit.I looked to him when i was younger,beliving in words and morals when i felt so alone lost.I feel like i wasted my life for even listening to it things of peace love and being true.Now talking about drinking and sex with your girlfirend. remeber the song 'losing it' when he talks about losing his virginity and being crushed about his gf cheating on him telling people to wait what b.s.. you know,Thats real nice of you Mr.Christofer Drew especially considering your fan base is of young girls what a great role model you are.And trying to loose your fans on purpose,well i hope you do.Grow some balls you Scumbag.

Gabby
Gabby

I couldn't agree more..

Never Shout Never FREAK:)
Never Shout Never FREAK:)

STOP!! judjing him he can do watever he wants to do i know your sad and me 2 but no reason 2 take it on him

XxAlexEatsFoodxX
XxAlexEatsFoodxX

xD "I have a girlfriend .....we have a lot of sex"So straightforward. haha

Maddy
Maddy

This can't be real.

"If you go leave your key in the mailbox"Was written for his girlfriend of 3 years who broke up with him. It was on the Harmony album. It was released as a last minute live track. Harmony came out in August. This interview is in October. He talks about his girlfriend in this interview.

I hope I'm right because on AOL.MUSIC.COM, go to top 21 artists under 21 and were Chris' picture is, it gives you a link to A Day In The Life Of Nevershoutnever. He talks about that song in the article.

Please tell me if I'm wrong, I'd like to know :] it would change a lot..

Ali
Ali

he could've gotten a new girlfriend in that amount of time...

Maddy
Maddy

Dear Christofer Drew:

I thought you were different. Your fans got you here. Please don't forget about us. We will support you all the way, but remember that trying to get rid of Tween fans might be okay, don't break some of your true fans hearts.

And by the way, I'm 13, I don't care about his looks, he can smoke and whatever, I just care about the music. And if your trying to get rid of me as a fan, then I might reconsider all of the sacrifices I've done to listen to your music and support you. Please, i'd rather listen to a guy who sucks but cares about his fans than a jerk who can sing.

I've been a true fan since you started. Remember Smelyalata and Here goes Nothin'? You wrote them too, and you put feeling into them, and they are still your songs. I have every album and every song on there has a meaning. A new direction would be fine, but they are still your songs, and they will still be with you.

Anyways, I hope this interview isn't true, bevause, no, there aren't 100 of the same guys with guitars singing the same songs. You were different. Completly different. Unique, and thats why I was the weird girl who walked down the hallway at school singing songs no one has heard of. Overall, you probably will never get a glimpse of this, put I just cried for 30 minutes, because from what the interview says, you don't care that I poured my feelings onto paper, bought your merch, and supported you for YOU.

Xoxoxoxo,Maddy :]

&lt;3
&lt;3

I don't mind that he's switching his music at all, he needs to develop and be himself after all. I love that he's open about himself, but I think he probably should tone it down just a bit in interviews. Well, atleast in this one he went a bit too far..though, usually I wouldn't really mind if he talked about this stuff. I love his music and I'm gonna stick with him and see what he tries next. About the "they can find 100 other kids doing it" part...sure, there are tons of others, but I've never fallen in love with them from the very first song. Even if I do support him changing, I miss his old stuff and still listen to it all the time(: I've listen to him for almost 3 years now and I'm gonna continue.(:

&lt;3
&lt;3

He was and still is an inspiration to me..but sometimes, he goes too far. I wish he could go back to being the sweet guy who loved his fans. But ya, people change. Still support him though. ♥

Gabby
Gabby

WOW..I used to look up to NSN and Christofer Drew especially!! I've been a fan for 2 years..and I went to the concert..and honestly if I had seen this interview before I went to the concert I wouldn't have gone at all!! Why should I waste my money buying his merch and going to his concert..when he HONESTLY doesn't give a shit about his fans!! Go listen to 100 other kids doing acoustic..that's pretty low..And news flash there's also 100 kids doing rock too!! And I and probably other people don't want to know about you and your girlfriends sex life! Chris you turned into such a jerk!! And people saying he's a bad influence are TOTALLY RIGHT!! I was going to get a Love is Our Weapon tattoo because of him..I still might because I love the message but if I got it.. it would be saying I approve of Christofer Drew..and I don't anymore!! And if he was truly doing music for the artistry he wouldn't do tours or sell merch..he'd keep the music for himself and not get famous.. He says he's a chill kind of person but really that's his excuse for being a douche!! It's hard for me to read this interview because I really admired what he stood for..but I guess I was wrong for calling him a great person :/ He did have great music and that old acoustic stuff was what got him where he is today!! So why would he change it! But sorry I have lost my LOVE for Christofer's music which aparently he didn't like!! Nsn was one of my favorite bands...and it's hard for me to listen to it because that sweet guy saying those amazing lyrics is an ass!! And guess what Chris your side project eatmewhileimhot is only famous because girls liked you in NSN and they think your hot! When in reality emwih isn't good :/ So I think I shall listen to other music who has artist who APPRECIATE their fans!! <3 (like Stereo Skyline who are really nice in person!)

Knrogrogers
Knrogrogers

I really don't believe any of this bull I have been a fan of his for a while and read all his interviews but he never talks like this.I just hope its not true or i might throw away my NSN t-shirt and forget about NSN. If you follow him on twitter you will see he doesnt act like this.

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