Andrew Hetherington is an Australian musician, songwriter and music producer who writes retro pop songs and instrumental music. Thanks to his talent for writing songs with a very strong melody that connect with audiences with the very first listen, his songs have been receiving a lot of praise in local circles.
A songwriter of instinct, Andrew has a flair for writing songs that leave the listener moved by the raw emotion in them. Although his roots are firmly placed in mainstream music, he draws inspiration from many different lyrical and musical influences. “My style is eclectic..I can write a pop song today, and next a beautiful instrumental melody will come out of me, and I’ll be wondering..where did that come from?”. He has written the lyrics and music for over 20 songs and has collaborated with other artists in the production of his recordings including Australian singer Snez, American vocalist Sammy Pawlak and Canadian guitarist Paul Kinman.
Music is not a new passion for Andrew however: after playing the guitar from the age of 12: “I used to play along with the radio or cassette player pretending that I was famous”, he says jokingly. But it wasn’t until after playing in local pub bands for over a decade that he decided to take his musical career more seriously. Although for most of his adult life he has held different jobs, music, truth be told, was never far from his mind. “I always knew it was only a matter of time until I started to write my own songs, I can be driving my car or lying in bed when the lyrics or music suddenly pops into my head out of nowhere”.
His latest release ‘The Greatest Joy’ is a downtempo instumental of the highest order featuring beautiful synths and a myriad of interwoven guitar melodies. The lead guitar features a clean sound with heavy reverb and delay and is accompanied by guitar, synth, piano, strings, bass and drums. The chorus has a beautiful repetitive motif with slight variation to keep the listeners attention. This instrumental represents Andrew’s best work to date and it’s fantastic to have it presented here, please enjoy ‘The Greatest Joy’.
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