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Blog interview: Andreww

Hello Andreww how are you?

Good thanks, hope you are well too!

I am very well thankyou!

Congratulations on the release of your single “Shadow Love” how does it feel?

It feels great! This was a huge release and was so much work as it wasn’t just the song but we had the video game, An illustration, Nintendo cartridges and tape cassette made, so there were a lot of moving parts! I’m glad it’s out and it belongs to the listeners now!

It’s a proper grungy track mixed with trap beats, what’s the story behind it?

I grew up listening to a lot of rock and grunge and spent my adolescence listening to trap in clubs and for me it’s a no brainer to mix it together. It’s who I am. 

You are a singer-songwriter, how did it all begin for you?

My dad took me to a Jethro Tull concert when I was 8 or 9. Think that sparked something in me. And when I found out my neighbor who was my age had a guitar I was like: I can do that too?! And haven’t looked back since!

What did you listen to growing up?

Dad was more on the rock side and mom on the pop side. So one room would be sabbath and the other would be Elton John. Then mtv came around and I was exposed to pop and as I said my twenties were all hip hop!

You co created an interactive video game to go with this release, what were the challenges and triumphs of this? 

The game designer Claudio Cimini is a legend. He really put everything into this and it was so much fun finding solutions to problems. Thats what I love most about being creative. We’re kind of problem solvers for problems that we create (a song, game etc)

What are your favourite games to play of all time?

I love super smash bros, Mario kart, tekken and Pok√©mon. That was my childhood. Mind you I’ve probably spent over 1000 hours playing fifa though. 

COVID impacted the creative industry in a big way, what has kept you motivated?

The thought that everybody was in the same situation motivated me. We’re all stuck at home, no live music, no meeting other musicians so I just worked hard and am getting ready for when everything gets back to normal. 

2020 was a time for us to reflect, what was the biggest lesson that you learned?

Centering myself and figuring out your best off if everyone else is better off. Compassion is everything in life!

You are a man of different skills, what do you do when creativity hits a brick wall?

Don’t Panic, watch a documentary of someone that inspires you, listen to something you’ve never listened to again and don’t force it. It will come back. 

What artists are getting you excited at the moment?

I’m listening to a lot of Phoebe Bridgers, 070 Shake, Michael Kieanuka atm 

What are you looking forward to doing next?

Just keep releasing music and show everyone the world I have built in my mind!

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