Meet Rob Drabkin: graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, TX with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. With the intention of becoming a doctor, Drabkin has strayed far away from his scientific approach and has instead become a well-established musician in Denver, Colorado.
His focus quickly changed after a family trip to New York. “My Dad played Jazz full time for 30 years before he got into medicine. On that trip, we re-connected with his old musician friends, and it was inspiring to see them giving their lives to music night after night for so many years. That was the night I dropped science and dedicated myself to music. After that moment, I spent every possible minute singing and honing all of the songwriting skills that I could.” He adds, “It’s kind of embarrassing to admit, but I had an epiphany while watching the Broadway musical Chicago. I decided right then and there that I didn’t want to work in a research lab for the rest of my life and that I wanted to pursue music full time.” He took to Denver’s music scene quickly, and set his career into motion.
Drabkin’s newly released single, “Someday,” is a smooth, comforting track that provides a new plateau of possibilities. “We too often forget that love is ever-present. We share it with each other through laughter, smiles, and sympathy. We can find it in everything and we can also create it in the smallest, most unassuming moments of our lives. I wrote this song for those moments. All we can do is keep being kind and have the courage to choose love in every decision we make,” he explains. Watch the official music video below:
In “Someday,” Drabkin’s lyrical talents show his listeners that you can take whatever you might endure, and turn it into a way to express yourself. Although the Colorado native has an impressive list of musical achievements, this song serves as an opportunity to start his career from scratch.
“When I decided to translate this song into a video, director Dillon Novak pitched the story of people on a train or metro car. My immediate thought was to feature the New York City subway. This felt right to me because I really can’t imagine a better cross-section of society. The beauty of the subway, is that it doesn’t have one identity. Instead, it is a constant mix of race, religion, class, gender, etc. It doesn’t matter where the people are going, it matters that they are moving forward together. As I navigate New York City with my guitar and an old Polaroid, I choose to see life through a different lens. From an act of kindness, to an old love, and the innocence of a child, each moment captured is a compelling reminder that love is where you look for it,” Drabkin tells us.
Catch Rob Drabkin in a city near you! Head to his website for tour schedule.