The John Andrews Band have released their fantastic new single 'Heavy Rain'. Hailing from Belfast, the band is fronted by singer-songwriter John Andrews. The single and accompanying video tells a story of depression, grief and drug addiction.
Showcasing his raw, almost-naked autobiographical songwriting and drowning in emotion drawn from his love of blues, hip-hop, jazz and punk, 'Heavy rain' wears the author's heart on its sleeve as he walks you through an all-day sesh, stating reasons that justify his need to use before being honest with himself in the latter half of the song getting more wound up as the song builds to a powerful climax.
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The band was formed in late 2018 with guitarist Joel Irvine and John pairing up before the McCrea twins got on board a few weeks later. "I had been looking for the right people to play with", says John, "and it all just fell into place".
With influences ranging from 2pac, Pink Floyd, The Clash, Pixies, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar and sharing a drive to perform John's songs live, The John Andrews Band were soon playing talked-about shows in Belfast and further afield in Northern Ireland, putting out their debut single OMG in March 2020. Gaining radio plays both at home and as far afield as Australia, the USA, China, France and Austria, the single was produced by Danny Saber (David Bowie, Rolling Stones), with the accompanying video filmed in a cemetery and chapel.
Moving forwards, and now with over 20 original songs under their belt, The John Andrews Band are preparing for the release of their debut album. Featuring 'Heavy Rain' and titled 'Blinded By The Light', the album will document John's musical journey from 2016 - to 2021 and is tentatively set for release in December 2022, following a further two singles.
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