Andrew Maren is a British guitarist and songwriter living in South-West France. His influences are his trusty 1976 Shergold guitar, David Gilmour, Keith Richards, Gary Moore, Peter Green, Carlos Santana and Joe Bonamassa. His music is a marvelous mélange of heartfelt lyrics, melodic guitar solos and unusual chord structures.
Andrew has just released his single, “Moving On” featuring Tilly Kay, and for anyone that’s been alive and listening to music for the last 30 or 40 years, you’ll instantly recognize that legendary, classic blues-rock sound associated with the great guitar players of our time. If you’re a devoted fan of David Gilmour like I am, even better, as “Moving On” showcases a deep, laidback, but intense guitar style that made Gilmour a legend.
Maren’s guitar tones are clean, resonant and bite to the bone, as he fingers his way through each solo and riff interlude, without wasting one single note. There is so much underlying energy and heartfelt feeling in the track that it doesn’t even need vocals or lyrics. But Maren adds those too. He keeps his low baritone voice oscillating rather peacefully, while Tilly adds an angelic octave to give the track an ethereal aura. If I was forced to sum up the performances and overall sound of “Moving On” in one single word, it would be -Sublime!
If you turn out the lights and listen to the soul of this track, it becomes clear that the guitar is the dominant factor with all due respect to the melodic vocals and any other part of the production. Andrew Maren’s guitar on “Moving On”, demonstrates the classic definition of ‘less is more’; no speed, no insistent guitar effects, just pure feeling. Maren has it all. His guitar ability stands out on here and it sounds really good in its pureness.
“Moving On” featuring Tilly Kay is a blissful relaxed single filled with honest sentiment and brilliant music!