New kid on the block Andreww makes a return to streaming charts with the release of his sophomore single, ‘Medusa’. Since deciding to spend less time on the runways of Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Versace, and more time in music studios, Andreww has made some impressive strides in the industry, with his debut single landing him a spread in Wonderland magazine and considerable streaming numbers on ‘Talking to Myself’.
Back with his first single of the new year, ‘Medusa’ sees Andreww call on Berlin-producer Markus Ganter for help on the intricate and sonically complex instrumental the song is built on. Composed to reflect the chaos, uncertainty and turmoil caused by a toxic relationship, the production on ‘Medusa’ combines genres, sounds and sonic elements which normally wouldn’t belong together but somehow manage to coexist in the track.
Grungy chorus guitars meet 808 hip-hop beats and merge with subtle trap elements, all whilst catchy pop melodies act as the glue that holds ‘Medusa’ together. The resulting sound is definite yet dynamic, a direct juxtaposition of the uncertainty, angst and inner-turmoil expressed in the lyrics.
Speaking on the meaning and message behind ‘Medusa’, Andrew explains:
“As much as people didn’t want to look at Medusa they still did. It’s the same with toxic relationships. No matter how bad they are for you, you can’t help but stay in them. ‘Medusa’ is about these toxic relationships and all the two-faced feelings that come with them. The inner conflict also reflects in the music; clashing trap, grunge and pop against each other kind of shows that things that sometimes aren’t meant to be together, still end up staying together.”