Andy Michaels has the ability to mix genres with ease, backed with a usually dramatic atmosphere and stark, emotional tone.
Kerrie Ironside, who sings on this track, is a glittering highlight. Her voice dips with honey-soaked wisdom, bellowing against a backing band that is fighting for her voice, perfectly mixed with every lyric she sings. Michaels has a way with words while keeping melodies familiar in all the right places. “White Lies” is worth the listen.
“Where Are You Now” is a ballad between the love a father can have for his daughter… even when he’s grieving for her to come back. The song isn’t exactly as direct as, say, Clapton’s “would you know my name if i saw you in heaven?” However, it is warm, subtly darker with every listen, and features a standout high-pitched belt from Mr. Michaels himself that hits the emotional gut like Ali (the sample at the end of the track is also fantastic).
“People have compared me to Cat Stevens, Maroon 5, Coldplay, Counting Crows and even Pink Floyd. It seems I hear some new comparison every time,” Andy claims. After listening, it’s not that hard to hear or too far of a stretch. The guy is definitely worth a listen.
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