Love this guy’s voice and this track…….Andrew Cushin’s fourth single “Memories”.
Andrew Cushin is gonna be big. If there’s justice.
He’s already been taken under the wing of Noel Gallagher who produced and played on Andrew’s previous single “Where’s My Family Gone”.
At 20-years-old, Geordie Andrew is a true talent as a singer and as a songwriter. “Memories” is written by Andrew, the first release from his sessions with the Grammy-winning producer Richard Woodcraft (Radiohead, Michael Kiwanuka, Paolo Nutini). The track was mixed by John Davis (Royal Blood, Dua Lipa, The Killers).
“‘Memories’ is a record written in the midst of the lockdown during which time male mental health was worsening,” he says. “The lyrics, ‘What is a man and what can he do?’, symbolises that unfortunately some men in this world remain unsure of their place as a husband, provider, father or peer.
“They’re roles that they’re never taught about. At a time when male suicides are on the rise, the memories we hold seem more important than anything.”
The accompanying video – which you can see at the bottom of this page – to “Memories” poignantly expresses the song’s message. The performance from Andrew and his band is interlaced with shots of an old man, sitting alone and slowly working his way through a pint.
It’s a scene you’ll spot in almost every pub the length and breadth of the country. But what are their stories? Are they killing time, avoiding loneliness, or repressing memories that they can’t cope with? The chances are that no-one will ever ask. The video is Andrew’s third collaboration with the director Dan Hepple.
Andrew will embark on a busy run of touring through to the close of the year. As well as summer festivals and new music events, he’s also set to play select headline shows. He’s already a big draw in his hometown of Newcastle, where he’s set to play a 1000 capacity headline show at the Boiler Shop, having previously sold-out The Cluny last year.
He’s also set to play one of his earliest London gigs when he headlines Camden Assembly in December.
Already being tipped to follow fellow Geordie Sam Fender to the top. It was actually Andrew’s passion for football that inadvertently ignited his career as a musician. While playing as a goalkeeper for Newcastle Benfield’s youth team, Andrew and his coach bonded over their shared interests in music.
His coach first encouraging him to explore his creativity before further nurturing his career by becoming his manager.
A big future ahead for this young artist, and we tip him for a number one album and sell-out UK headline tour in the not too distant future. Back of the net!
- Just a thought…if Andrew married actress Whoopie Goldberg, she’d become Whoopie Cushin! (Sorry, just couldn’t resist).
24th – Steventon, Truck Festival
29th – Derby, Y NOT Festival
8th – Skipton, Gateway Festival
13th – Leicestershire, 110 Above
14th – Newquay, Boardmasters
28th – Portsmouth, Victorious Festival
3rd – Lindisfarne, Lindisfarne Festival
10th – Sunderland, The Independent (HEADLINE SHOW)
11th – Newcastle, Boiler Shop (HEADLINE SHOW)
18th – Glasgow, King Tuts (HEADLINE SHOW)
19th – Newcastle, This Is Tomorrow
25th – Stockton, The Gathering Sounds
23rd – Newcastle, Hit The North Festival
1st – London, Camden Assembly (HEADLINE SHOW)
2nd – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club (HEADLINE SHOW)
4th – Scunthorpe, Cafe INDIE (HEADLINE SHOW)
9th – Manchester, YES (HEADLINE SHOW)
10th – Stockton, Ku Bar (HEADLINE SHOW)
11th – Birmingham, Sonic Wave