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Sometimes Mess Is A Good Thing And We Love Andy's New Single 'Mess We Made'.


We each have a story, and it is fascinating to hear the story of each musician that we are lucky enough to have a yarn to.


It is amazing how many different ways our local musicians come into their musical being, whether it is innate, cultural, hereditary or learned.


Andy’s latest song “Mess We Made”, released on April 22nd, is an impeccably instrumentalised, beautifully sung and produced piece of music.


It is to the calibre and akin to something that you might hear from music great like Gang of Youths.



Resounding vocals that soar and sink into the song’s story seem to reach out, knock on the door of the heart and command you listen to the words they speak.


Upbeat instrumentals building your emotion and hold you to the moment where Andy sings with some melancholy “now look at the mess we made,” and it is here you realise this is a break-up song.


It has already received accolades and radio spins from the likes of the The Creative Issue, Triple J - Roots N All and theMusic.com.au.



Andy, Cairns born artist, now based in Brisbane, recounts his artistic sensibilities and his love of music from an early age.


Following in his father’s footsteps, who was in a brass band, he began to learn the trumpet at age seven and went on to teach himself many instruments.


In 2014, whilst playing trumpet in his schools Big Band at Yarrabah Band Fest (previously known as Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Day), Andy met another mentor.


I was there playing trumpet with the Big Band from school and also got to meet some other amazing musicians like Busby Marou and Indigenous singer-songwriter, Shellie Morris,” Andy told GOAT.


James Morrison, a long time musician famously known for his Jazz playing and composition, and who plays a major role in QMusic initiatives, had been playing with the band for this event.


“It was after one of our soundchecks that James Morrison asked me to study at his academy at the beginning of 2015,” Andy said.

“James is an absolute weapon. I can say that’s he’s the most gifted, talented, hard-working musician I have ever had the privilege of meeting, learning from and playing with,” Andy said fondly.


Andy decided he would and he did complete a Diploma of Music Performance (Jazz) over 1 year at the academy.


"For a musician, it was like heaven. You’re immersed in the music, all day, every day," Andy reminisces.


"When you’d finish uni for the day, you’d go home and practice, or go over to someone’s house for a jam".


When you’re at the academy, you live and breathe music. I don’t think I’d be doing what I’m doing, to the level I’m doing it, if it wasn’t for the Academy".


Alongside James Morrison, Andy received one-on-one lessons with Jeffery Clayton (Grammy nominee, played and recorded with Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and many more), Ross Irwin (Trumpet for Cat Empire/The Bamboos, orchestral arranger for artists like Passenger, the list goes on), Phil Stack (bass/double bass player for Thirsty Merc) and many more.

We started to understand how this artists music, only his second track into his releases, has so much depth.

But we still wanted to know more about the emotions of the music and took it to one of my favourite quotes, which is an age-old question;

Do you have to be depressed to write a sad song? Do you have to be in love to write a love song? Is a song better when it really happened to you? Like "Mess We Made," (was “Love Thing” in original quote) where did you write that and who was it about?

- William Miller. Almost Famous, 2000.

“My song writing process might be different to a lot of other artists. Most of my music is drawn from stories and lines I remember from just hanging out with mates,” Andy begins.

“I kind of re-hash stuff we’ve discussed and put it on paper. I also will admit, there are personal quotes and lines from experience that can be heard in the vocals,” said Andy like a gentleman, careful not give it all away.

“I don’t think you have to be depressed or in love to write a song about that topic... but sometimes it is where the inspiration is ultimately drawn from,” Andy

explained.

“I wrote the chorus to well over a year ago. This song is about a personal break up, but some of the lines are, as I said, taken from stories my friends and I have talked about”.

“It’s about initially falling in love and then the ups and downs of a relationship”.

“I wrote this song from anyone who has been in a breakup recently and you listen to the lyrics in the chorus, I think they are very, VERY relatable”.


Our hearts were trapped 

In a crowded room 

The door wide open 

You were my muse 

It was so easy 

A light shined blue 

So why’d you tell me? 

It’s me not you 

I know, I know, I know, I know I know I know 

That it is hard, to just be friends 

Those times, those times, You’d come to me and cry 

I was there, yes I was there 

For you, for you, every single day 

Now look at the mess we made 

The way you said 

My name again 

Made me feel like I was going to be there til the end 

The way you’d sing 

My favourite song 

Why’d you turn around and say it’s better being along? 

And I know, I know, I know, I know I know I know 

That it is hard, to just be friends 

Those times, those times, You’d come to me and cry 

I was there, yes I was there 

For you, for you, every single day 

Now look at the mess we made (ohhh ohhh) 

Oh, oh oh, oh oh, 

oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh, oh oh 

oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, 

oh oh oh oh oh oh.... 

Oh, ohhhhhh, ohhhhh, oh 

Oh, ohhhhhh, ohhhhh, ohhhhhhh 

And I know, I know, I know, I know I know I know 

That it is hard, to just be friends 

Those times, those times, You’d come to me and cry 

I was there, yes I was there 

For you, for you, every single day 

Now look at the mess we made

Look at the mess we made 

You were the one that said this 

You were the one that cried 

You were the one that made me

Feel alright 

Yes, you were the one that said this 

You were the one that cried 

You were the one that made me

You can’t say I didn’t try 

You can’t say I didn’t tryyyy 

You can’t say I didn’t try 

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