Andrew X has released a new single called "Whatever It Takes." The track comes from his forthcoming album, "Driving At Sunset", which will arrive on September 20th. Big Picture Media sent over the following details:
The 80's synth pop track urges listeners to feel motivated and empowered when chasing their dreams, and to be fueled by passion to achieve what you want.
Speaking on the new track, which is also the opening track to the album as well as his personal favorite, Andrew shares, "Whatever It Takes is somewhat of a motto I live by When I am passionate about something, I am driven to go after it. The framework of the song is about a romantic relationship, but the principle applies to anything in life. When you care enough about something, you owe it to yourself to do whatever it takes to get it. This is my motivational anthem dedicated to doing just that."
Andrew X recently announced his new album Driving At Sunset, set for release on September 20. Produced by Matt Goldman (Underoath, Anberlin), mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons), and mastered by Ted Jensen (NEEDTOBREATHE, Florence + The Machine), breezy stories of unrequited love, earnest confessions, and genuine emotion color the ten songs on the new album. Andrew recently released previous singles "Miracles" and "Where Are You Now," both of which effortlessly blend modern sensibilities with a heartfelt homage to late 80's pop-rock influences. "
On the new album, Andrew shares, "Driving At Sunset is an album about reflecting on what is good in life, having the courage to deal with and overcome life's challenges, and moving forward in life with great expectations of a bright future. It is my hope that these songs leave the listener feeling like they have been wrapped in the warmth and comfort of a summer setting sun."
Like a classic John Hughes movie, Andrew X's melodic pop-rock offers a warm blanket of sentimentality, nostalgia, and positivity in an uncertain world. Andrew is well-versed in the iconic tone of a Fender Telecaster, the soothing sound of vintage synth, the rhythmic rumble of percussion, and an intimate croon. His authentic compositions form a diverse body of work that profoundly resonates with lovers of classic radio anthems.
Andrew is a young veteran of the North Carolina indie rock scene whose music was heard on pop culture staples like The Real World, Keeping Up with The Kardashians, Bad Girls Club, and Teen Mom. As the principal songwriter in the beloved Charlotte-based band The Air Station (formerly hot vegas), he played gigs with NEEDTOBREATHE, Gym Class Heroes, and Relient K.
After hundreds of shows, some radio airplay, and tons of momentum in the MySpace era, Andrew shifted gears when a boxing club he started in his garage blossomed into a successful competitive gym. However, his early solo efforts, including the "heaven-and-earth" double album set Language of Love (2009), and Young Hearts (2015), offered a distinct promise of the spirited tunes to come.
Now, Andrew makes a vibrant return to music with Driving at Sunset, a record that encapsulates the essence of summer itself. The ten-song collection elicits similar feelings as a Sunday afternoon watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off or Sixteen Candles, or a nighttime drive down the coast.
"I hope hearing my songs will lift listeners' spirits and remind them that life is still good, and friends are still important. And that love is still real, worth believing in and fighting for," Andrew says.
With his irresistible melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and a sound capturing the essence of positive vibes and nostalgia, Andrew X leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of his listeners, reminding them of the enduring power of music to uplift, inspire, and provide solace in the face of life's struggles.