Finn Andrews Shares New Music From Forthcoming Album (Details TBA); Listen here
August 24, 2018 BY Nettwerk
A softly poetic return that stuns in its simplicity…” – Clash Music
Partnering with Clash Music to premiere, Finn Andrews (of The Veils) shares new music from his forthcoming solo effort, On Piece At A Time (details TBA). The track, titled “Love, What Can I Do?”, begins the record and immediately sets the tone. The take was recorded entirely live without Andrews wearing headphones, as he wanted the song to feel as much like playing a live show as possible. The dramatic opening chord was taught by Andrews’ father Barry Andrews (XTC, League Of Gentlemen).
“I’ve got ‘Love, What Can I Do?’ right at the top of the record. I had a feeling it would be the first track, mostly because I just loved that opening chord. My dad often teaches me a weird piano chord when he comes to visit; I always ask for new ones because I’m still kind of a beginner on piano. It’s a cool little chord, and I thought it was appropriate to start with a chord from my father. I feel like there is something I have been trying to do for a long time in this song. All the vocals are done live, which is something I’ve tried to do with The Veils but things always seem to end up getting cut up. But this one was start-to-finish just live there in the room. I’m not wearing headphones; I wanted it to be as much like playing a live show as possible. I love how intimate it is, I’ve wanted to write a song like that for a while,” says Andrews.
Since signing a record deal at the tender age of 16, Finn Andrews and his band The Veils have released 5 albums together, appeared in David Lynch’s reboot of Twin Peaks, as well as on soundtracks by luminary film directors Tim Burton and Paolo Sorrentino, and was also recently been commissioned by the Belgian government to write a 20-minute orchestral piece to commemorate the antipodean dead of World War I.