After her very-long awaited second EP, ‘Volcano’, released on March 16th on Bataille, Andrea Balency reveals a new single, ‘Simone’, demonstrating a growth in style, experience and quality beyond that which she has already earned. Co-written, co-composed and co-produced by Rob McAndrews, the track finds itself in a long-standing artistic collaboration between the British producer and the French-Mexican artist. After the successful debut recording ‘You’ve Never Been Alone’ in 2014, the 1-800 Dinosaur co-founder joined Andrea on production duties again on ‘Volcano’, which he entirely co-produced with her.
Having stood out for, and built her persona in the ‘cutely-breathy-females scene’, Andrea Balency demonstrates a much more rich, more mature, more strong, vocal ability. Her voice has always been a key strength in her arsenal, yet she has discovered a new way to utilise it, finding a beautiful relationship between voice and drums, as if the voice is the thumping heart of a big storm.
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RBMA certified, Andrea Balency has been charming the music industry ever since her musical presence was spotted in the Mexican art-rock scene. She has since been singled out for tour support by James Blake, Au Revoir Simone, Inc. and Mount Kimbie to name a few, and was even hand-selected by The Cure for the closing gig of their worldwide tour at the Mexico DF stadium, for 50,000 people. She’s seen many collaborations with a number of producers, of which particular highlights are vocal features on the FKA Twigs / We Are Shining track ‘Breaks’ and on Airhead’s lauded album “For Years”. Festival slots at Calvi On The Rocks, SXSW and Sonar; recent tours with Banks, Metronomy and London Grammar and continual approval from esteemed press are further testaments to Andrea’s outstanding talent.
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