Describe your style.
You could boil it down to being "Alternative Rock!"
But I think it's more than that. I'm trying to make music with a message.
Do you remember when music used to be woven into the culture, like in the early and pre-2000s? People cared about music back then, and the music was different; it had a substance that created a whole world around it.. and people would attach themselves to that meaning and use their imaginations to make it into something the fan themselves truly owned… it was 'culture' at a very individual level.
Who or what has been the greatest influence on your style?
been on a long journey musically. I've been into everything from classical
piano concertos, all the way to Underground House Music to occasionally
listening to Death Metal!
If there's any “core influence" that's affected me above all else, it's catchy pop/rock songs, but I have also always gravitated toward any music that takes me on a journey.
How did you get started in your career?
When I was a kid, we had a piano in our house, and I was compelled to sit at it trying to pick out melodies I'd heard on TV or from my dad's record collection.
Nothing has changed since then, I have always loved writing songs
and have the compulsion to create music, and it's taken me from being a Bass
Player to Underground House Music DJ to Film & TV Composer.
And now taking that love for songwriting and channeling it into my mission to release songs people connect with and return to!
What struggles or barriers did you face or are you facing to promote yourself and your work?
We are in exciting times for being independent artists.
The playing field is more level than it has ever been in the past when only a tiny percentage of artists would make it through the "old model," now anyone can build a platform for themselves online, but at the same time, that puts you out at sea with millions of other "creators" trying to do the same thing.
I think the struggle for me now is just trying to lift myself out of
I have a compelling message that I feel excited to share, but finding an audience for that is really hard!
What life lessons have you learned, and how have they influenced your style?
I have always been on the darker, melancholy side. That's just what I gravitate
towards. I wouldn't have led a life of particular hurt or woe or
even that I had been an 'outcast'. Though I suppose all artists are outcasts in
It's more that I find comfort in the depths; there's beauty in darkness.
Provide an example of your work that I can include in your interview.
the single I just released called "Landslide"
It's out on all major online distribution platforms, Spotify, Tidal, Apple, and everything!
What is your website and social media for my readers to follow you?
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/andrewswhitehouse
Website - https://www.andrewwhitehousemusic.com/