20 March 2022
Artist: PAUL ANDREWS
Who: New York City based singer-songwriter
“I can’t remember a time when music wasn’t a part of my life.
In my earliest memories, I see my mom loading up the record
player with 45’s. She would play every kind of music and we
would all sing along, wrong words and all.”
“A nostalgic musical sensibility can be heard throughout the multi-layered From the Distance, encompassing 1960s R&B, 1970s pop, 1980s new wave/dance, and 1990s dance—with musical flourishes that recall recordings by Tears for Fears, Burt Bacharach, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, Swing Out Sister, Steely Dan, Sade, Men Without Hats, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and Basia/Matt Bianco. Still, the songs of From the Distance are firmly rooted in the here and now.”
Turn Up The Volume: This is a varied moods record with synth-pop sparks (Dream State / Borrowed Time / Shady Pines) that made me think instantly of the galvanizing glow of Prefab Sprout, with soft Motown vibes à la Marvin Gaye (Reach The Stars / Masquerade), and with an invitation here and there to do some of your best dance moves.
Expect an overall soulful ambiance that feels both tenderhearted and
dream-stimulating, but without, lyrically, losing track of the real world
dim the lights,
press play and
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