When the first time my friend play Nick Drake’s album for me, I feel like that I was swallowed into it.
Even there were some strange notes, the melody and rhythm still sound perfect for me. The vocal part is light and calm, like a slow-flowing river.
My friend told me that Nick Drake thought people in his time didn’t like his music. Suffered from major depression, he died of antidepressants overdose on 26.
I spent a night to think about the question: why wouldn’t people like his music?
In next 2 weeks, I listened nothing but Nick Drake’s music and couldn’t stop myself.
It’s been 10 years, I still consider Nick Drake as one of the best folk musician in the world.
The eponymously titled compilation album “Nicke Drake” captured the essence of his short life and music career.
In the album cover, Nick Drake standing by the wall, looking at a fast-walking man, like a silent observer. Maybe the man would became his inspiration in those sleepless nights.
So I made this little COSMICA comic for him, as my tribute.