Australia is rich right now with great talent in Country Music. This young fella is one of my favourite shining lights. His album, Sad Love Songs, was a beauty and this EEP, is a great follow up.
His voice has a great clarity and he is in wonderful hands with Shane Nicholson and some fine musicians. I think the voice and the lyrics stand out most. He has an almost pure voice – clean, fresh and almost like spring water from the mountains. There’s no mistaking him for country, his songs have the subject matter, the storytelling and the simplicity of that sun the title suggest that he is chasing or the Wildflowers that he is running through.
All five tracks are beauties, with heartbreak, recovery, hope and adventure in their repertoire. It is an EEP for those who don’t know, because it has 5 tracks rather than 4.
Andy’s voice has a few octaves, sometimes he uses them all in one song…..sometimes in one chorus.
You don’t necessarily have to like country to like Andy’s music, I think that it can reach a larger audience, but country music does these days as it has a broader feel.
I think Andy is one to watch over the next few years, he goes from strength to strength and he is broadening the country horizons.
The singles, Chasing the Sun and Wildflowers are great, but all five songs are terrific, with the last track, Vicious Fights, Sleepless Nights probably being my favourite on the EEP.
I was lucky enough to catch Andy at Tamworth this year. He has a great stage presence and he performed his great songs beautifully. I think that there were some surprised ears and eyes in the crowd. He’s already won himself a Kazzie, and I am sure that there are more of those and bigger awards and rewards in store.
If you are lucky enough to catch Andy LIVE, then you are in for a treat. In the meantime, kick back and relax and enjoy these five fine tunes and Sad Love Songs and take in a truly fine young artist and his work.
Chasing the Sun
The Biggest Heart can break
Falling Through The Cracks
Vicious Fights, Sleepless Nights
Produced by Shane Nicholson