Andy Shauf “The Neon Skyline” (ANTI-,2020)

Imagine the scenario – you’re down the local with a mate and, suddenly, you find out that your ex is back in town. What do you do? Well, if you’re Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf, you write a concept album about it. All of the 11 songs on ‘The Neon Skyline’, which was composed, performed, arranged and produced by Shauf, are linked by a narrative thread and make up a simple plot, which, let’s face it, could be the basis of a flimsy rom com – the narrator goes to his neighbourhood dive bar, The Skyline, meets his friend, Charlie, hears that his former girlfriend, Judy, has returned to the area, and, after he spends some time reminiscing about her, inevitably, she shows up. What happens next? Sorry – no spoilers here. Continue reading “Andy Shauf “The Neon Skyline” (ANTI-,2020)”

Andy Shauf “Things I Do” – Listen

Andy Shauf’s 2016 album ‘The Party‘ was a really interesting singer-songwriter release featuring interconnecting songs and characters at the titular gathering.  He returns with his new album ‘The Neon Skyline’ which will be released on January 24th via ANTI- with a European tour following in March and April 2020.   Again it will feature interconnected songs, with ‘The Neon Skyline’ following a simple plot: the narrator goes to his neighbourhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up. Continue reading “Andy Shauf “Things I Do” – Listen”