I love the symbiosis of authentic acoustic instruments and the influences of digital sounds. It´s like a chemical experiment, where you combine different ingredients hoping they will somehow react. The big difference to chemicals – you want the mixture of sounds to blow up and especially to blow your mind. I am convinced a song with contrary elements, aspects and emotions is a good song, because it activates the listener – not only his ears but also his heart.
Sometimes I listen like 20 times to the same song in a row, just to discover more details, more sounds and the true intention of that particular song. But it´s not only about the variety and complexity of a good sound. Sometimes it´s the simplicity of a song, carrying a heavy emotional message. It´s all about this contradiction, creating the necessary tension of an authentic and successful song.
"Artists such as Andy Host are setting the bar when it comes to Indie Pop cross overs."
ANRFACTORY.COM, 22. July 2018
"When the intro begins, we feel drawn into a pop universe filled with joy and good humor."
MUSICFORYOURHEART.COM, 17. NOVEMBER 2017
"I’ve been well and truly caught up in the momentum of Andy Hosts new sound."
ANRFACTORY.COM, 20. NOVEMBER 2017
David Blackman (hiltongrove mastering)
Dave, located in Essex (UK) did the final production step of heartbeats by mastering the song and giving it its final brilliance. Bands like coldplay and keane are listed in his references.