Following a stint in the fashion industry walking and working for names such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Versace and Valentino, illusive emerging talent Andreww returns. Following on from his debut single ‘Talking To Myself’ which has reached 88k views already, he kicks off the year with his latest offering, the genre-bendingMedusa’. Drawing influences from a range of artists and musical styles, Andreww refuses to be put in a box, known for his talent of combining elements of a multitude of genres like an artist mixes paint, ‘Medusa’ stands as a shining example of this.
“I see the creation of a song like an isosceles triangle made of different influences, which shifts exactly as the song demands,”
Enlisting the help of Berlin-based Markus Ganter for production (Casper, AnnenMayKanterei), he and Andreww are the perfect pairing on this hybrid single that combines all the styles he loves, to create a kind of musical metaphor for the chaos of a toxic relationship. Grungy chorus guitars meet 808 hip-hop beats and merge with subtle trap elements, all whilst catchy pop melodies act as the glue that holds ‘Medusa’ together. The sound is definite yet dynamic, a direct juxtaposition of the uncertainty, angst and inner-turmoil expressed in the lyrics.
Photography by Manuel Nagel
“As much as people didn’t want to look at Medusa they still did. It’s the same with toxic relationships. No matter how bad they are for you, you can’t help but stay in them. ‘Medusa’ is about these toxic relationships and all the two-faced feelings that come with them. The inner conflict also reflects in the music; clashing trap, grunge and pop against each other kind of shows that things that sometimes aren’t meant to together, still end up staying together.”
Andreww brings a refreshing new outlook to music creation and composition, his focus is centred purely on the song and not on a pre-existing obligation to any particular genre, resulting in a wholly unique soundscape that’s entirely original and authentically his. Embracing his vulnerability and sharing it with the world, Andreww bares his soul in ‘Medusa’ via intimate and introspective lyricism that is both deeply personal and widely relatable. Paired with complex and intricate production, ‘Medusa’ sounds like an epic, nostalgic journey from one peak of pop music history to the next and stands as a testament to Andreww’s declaration of love for music as an art form.