Surely we can all agree that it has been quite a wild time in the world recently. For musicians that rely on getting out there in front of people to share their music, it has been extra tough. The key is to push through. Those that put in the work will still succeed. Our recent discovery Sven Andrew has made the best out of the situation and has music and video to show for it.
With his album release party scheduled for March 13th, 2020 canceled the day before, the talented songwriter and producer had to alter his plans. During the lockdown, Sven Andrew completed a whole new album. The determination can not be held back.
July 10th saw the release of his newest single “Can’t Wait Till This Is All Over”. Inspiration was easy as Sven Andrew just turned his eye to the Covid situation. The intoxicating beat gets heads bopping along rather quickly as Sven pours out his thoughts.
To take it even further Sven Andrew shot a full music video in his rehearsal room over a period of 2 months. It takes us through what he did in the lockdown time. He did it his own way and gave us a look at his thoughts, his art, and his exercise routine. It pairs perfectly with the song.
We had the chance to chat with Sven to get a deeper look at what he has been doing and what will hopefully come next. Enjoy the interview:
First off, what is it that draws you to create music?
the feeling of freedom and being who you want to be. It starts with expressing opinions on certain topics, communicating feelings, freedom. I also just love the feeling to produce and sing and to perform.
How would you describe the Sven Andrew sound?
it is a mix of different synthesizers, pop, rock elements. I use a wide range of sounds from different genres. Everything is made on my computer.
Which artists have had the biggest influence on you?
Linkin Park, Coldplay, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Limp Bizkit
How does a song come to you? What is your songwriting process?
it is not the typical process that i sit down somewhere and then start writing .. instead I create the parts of a song in different places and situations. It is like a puzzle that is gradually completed over a longer period of time at different times, places and moods.
Tell us about how your latest single “Can’t Wait Till This Is All Over” came to be?
We are in a very difficult situation right now and the song should reflect that. I really can not wait until everything is over (I think everyone)
It was also important to me to give insights into different situations of people and how they deal with the situation they are now confronted with.
I just have so many things on my mind and the title should serve to give my soul some freedom and to process all of that.
There is an amazing music video for the song too. How did you put that together while in quarantine?
I started filming from day 1 of the lockdown. My goal was to give the audience a personal insight into my lockdown routine. Since there was a general curfew, most of the time I was only in my rehearsal room. The music video was also made there over a period of two months. In the music video I can be seen during various activities as example: Drawing, songwriting, producing, video editing, skateboarding, freestyle football and many more.
Rumor is that a full album from quarantine is on the way. What can you tell us about that?
As the title (Created in Quarantine) suggests, this album was created during Corona. Accordingly, it deals with this topic. The core of the songs is about isolation, loneliness, psychological stress and the patterns of humanity that arise during such a pandemic.
Give us a look at the future for Sven Andrew?
First of all, of course, I hope that this Corona madness will end. I definitely wanted to play more live in the future. Furthermore the album which I wrote in the lockdown will be released. This will most likely happen next year.
Find more from Sven on his Website: www.svenandrew.com