Taken on its own, Under the Weather is no great shakes. Bland folksy harmonies are at its core, but with lyrics like, 'you are under the weather, aint feeling too clever and you feel that your world won't ever get better' is it any surprise? It seems front man, Drew Kennett is slightly depressed. I'm afraid it was duty rather than want which urged my continued listening.
However the single release redeems itself slightly, providing three other Drew samplers - all bursting (perhaps that makes it sound a little too exciting) with Crowded House type rhythm and harmonies. 'You don't know me', the second track on the album, displays a voice reminiscent of early Bob Dylan. But with all this comparability to the mainstream, no evidence of originality or difference remains.
In the infancy of his relationship with Source, I don't envisage Drew having the easy childhood of success enjoyed by many of his label contemporaries.