ANDRO, chosen by PRS Foundations new platform POWER UP to boost the profiles of artists of colour in the UK music industry, shares his stunning, hotly anticipated new three track EP Conflict.
Released along the delicate new single, the EP’s closing track ‘New Home’, the EP’s depth is on full display. From the 80s influenced ‘Natural’ to the pop sweller ‘Physical’ to the restrained melancholy of ‘New Home’, a delicate, personal offering which builds from piano-led ballad under Andro’s effortless soaring vocals, to layers of warming synths and crunching lofi-beats, before spreading its wings in the last chorus into a stunning a choral climax.
Speaking about the EP, Andro explains: “The 3 tracks on the EP, symbolise Present, Past and Future conflicts. ‘Natural’ is the present, Physical’ is the past and ‘New Home’ is the future.
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I think the tracks are powerful enough to stand alone, and as a 3 – it’s the triquetra of conflicts that we experience in our everyday lives through work, love, family, friends and more.
‘Natural’ represents the conflict in myself and romantic relationships. ‘Physical’ represents the emotional, literal-physical conflict between my parents and how that affected me. And the 3rd single, leading the EP – ‘New Home’ represents the conflict with my future, finding my space in the world, the industry and also facing homelessness.
When people listen to these songs, I hope that they find themselves meshed in the lyrics and the experience of conflict (and hope) that so many of us have had in our relationships to others and ourselves.”
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Following a 7 year run as a part of acclaimed Mercury-nominated band JUNGLE, which saw him perform across the globe including headline slots at Alexandra Palace, Glastonbury Festival and Coachella as well as appearances across UK and US TV including Stephen Colbert Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers and BBC’s Later with Jools Holland, ANDRO has established himself as an excited up and coming solo artist in his own right. With widespread press support from the likes of Wonderland, Clash, Earmilk, Atwood, Notion and TMRW Mag, as well as radio play from Reprezent and BBC Introducing (Introducing London’s Featured Artist Of the Week), ANDRO is well on his way to gaining the notoriety he deserves.