The Australian wizard of downtempo and retrowave enters the New Year with a brand new single that will suspend you in time. A wonderful teaser of the artist’s upcoming 2020 album, “Ones and Zeros”.
It is painfully rare in the age of commoditized content to find an artist whose intentions are pure, creating only for the sake of creation. Andrew Hetherington is one of the select few. Unbound from all creative restriction and pressure one would expect from major labels, Hetherington is free to create whatever he desires. This is the kind of environment where indie thrives and artists like Hetherington can write a pop song one day and on the other, an emotional, instrumental epic, such as “Intemporal”.
Even though, Hetherington is best known locally for his eclectic style, he is deeply rooted in the 80’s synth pop sonic landscape. Fortunately in recent years, 80’s nostalgia is stronger than ever, as retrowave and synthwave is hitting more and more speakers worldwide.
What sets Andrew Hetherington apart from his dime-a-dozen peers is the sheer complexity of the music as well as its capacity to convey emotion. The magic carpet of droning synths, the entangled melodies of piano and guitar, along with the driving bass and downtempo rhythms elevates the listener into its very own atmosphere.
Suspended in this timeless cocoon, as suggested by the title, one has a chance to take a few minutes to get unstuck in time and re-center. A joyful, sentimental track filled with wisdom that can only be transmitted through music. It really seems like the stars are aligning just right for Hetherington, with the retrowave and downtempo movement being in full swing.
The release of his full-length album, “Ones and Zeros” is a worthy beginning to another wonderful decade of creating and sharing music for the soul. Along with the artist’s full discography, the new single, “Intemporal” will be available on all major streaming platforms and online stores from the 9th of January, 2020. You may also want to check out his record label Jam Junkie for more music.
BandCamp : https://andrewhetherington.bandcamp.com
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/andrew-hetherington/1403781510
Amazon Prime: https://music.amazon.in/artists/B07K5KRHV8/andrew-hetherington