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INTERVIEW: Andy Michaels

Hi Andy, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Its great to be here again. I’m going great and nearly halfway through recording my next Album….And in Australia this week we have the first whiff of Spring… I guess  over your way, you will soon start gearing down for Autumn.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Only Change Stays The Same”?

It’s the 3rd song  recently written and recorded for my next Album which I think is also going to be called…”Only Change Stays the Same”!

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

The first thing I see every day when I wake up is my 4 year old girl and 2 year old son. How can I promise to them that they will inherit this world in better shape than when I was their age ? I can’t yet. The only thing constant in this world IS change, I just want that change to be for the better.

Any plans to release a video for the single? 

Yes, I think it deserves a good video, isn’t every picture (or video frame, haha, worth a 1000 words ?)

The single comes off your new album Revisited – what’s the story behind the title? 

Revisited was the name of my recently released Album, it has consistently been described as Eclectic  because I guess  I was revisiting all music genres whilst revisiting my soul and emotions.

How was the recording and writing process? 

It took  6 months to write and 10 months to record Revisited. Writing is never easy, so I just follow my intuition… and the moment my little girl says I want to hear that  song again, I know I’m on the right track J

How Pink Floyd and Maroon 5 has influence your writing? 

I think Pink Floyd influenced every one that I know from my generation.. To me they were probably the biggest music cultural influence since the Beatles. Their  Albums were tapestry masterpieces, each  song interwoven like a  quilt. “She will be loved” by Maroon 5 is still one of my favorite songs, I always feel for the girl with the broken smile.

What things did you get to revisit on this record? Life, really, and all it encompasses…Unconditional Love foremost, and then compassion, hope,  humanity, regret, longing, loneliness and every other frailty of the human soul.

Any plans to hit the road? 

Yes, as long as it doesn’t hit back ! After my next Album “Only Change Stays the same” I hope to be able to tour extensively.

What else is happening next in Andy Michaels’ world? 

Writing, recording and Family is my Life…MY little 5 year girl is  both my inspiration and my harshest critic. I will  soon announce a couple of charity benefit concerts in Australia on a remote , beautiful and isolated place on the West Australian Coast where I used to live called Gnaraloo (www.gnaraloo.com ) The concerts  will held be under the Stars and on one of the  most beautiful beaches in the world, where of course everyone is  welcome ! My song “Home” was written about Gnaraloo.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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