ANDREW SPICE – ‘HIGH PARK’ + Exclusive Interview

1. Thank you very much for your time! Before we introduce your new release to our readers – what kind of drink would you recommend to zip on while they listen to your new music?

If you like something on the stronger side, have one of my favourites: An old-fashioned or a good bourbon on the rocks. They were my favourite drinks while I was making my new music. A vodka soda, the general gay drink of choice, would also be acceptable. If alcohol isn’t for you, then try lime-flavoured sparkling water or a comforting cup of tea. Whatever helps your body relax and puts you in a state of mind to listen to something new!

2. Please give us an update about – new single, new album, tour dates, new videos?!

My new single, High Park, comes out on June 28th along with the music video. It is going to be your summer breakup song! I’ll have lots more new music coming this year as well. You might consider marking September 27th, November 8th, January 24th, and March 7th on your calendars!

3. We live in times of many conspiracy theories. Which, harmless, theory would you wish were true? (For example Dinos living inside Earth or E.T. living in a home in California)

I’m a big animal lover. If the dinosaurs are still around, I’d be totally into it.

4. What fashion style or brand would best describe your music?

Acne Spring/Summer 2013. Google „Acne Spring/Summer 2013 campaign,“ click on the YouTube link, and I promise it will all make sense.

5. Tell us more about your songs! Topics! Message!?

The queer experience is really central to my songs. I tackle some sad and difficult things in this area, like heartbreak, trauma, and feeling like an outsider. I have some funny songs about the stuff most of us do when searching for love, like going on bad dates with people we meet on apps. Another theme of my music that isn’t necessarily particular to queerness is connection with animals. I take enormous comfort from my dog and two cats during hard times, and definitely give them some big shout-outs.

6. Beside music, do you have any special talents?

I’m also a clinical psychologist. My path was unusual: I released my first album in 2003, stepped away from music for 20 years to earn my Ph.D. and become well-established in my field, and now I’ve come back to music after new inspiration came to me.

Another talent is that I’ve been practicing Muay Thai, a martial art, for 13 years. It often surprises people that I have a real fighting side!

7. Name 5 things we all should know about you as an artist?!

1. I am proudly queer

2. I write all of my own music

3. I play the piano on all of my songs

4. My lyrics are brutally honest

5. I write serious songs and fun songs too

8. How did you learn to sing/ to write/ to play??

I studied classical piano and singing to begin with. I did a lot of pretty torturous exams and recitals. Then I started getting really inspired by pop music, and found that writing my own songs was a lot more fun. Now I definitely keep the foundations of that early training, but I do my own thing with it.

9. A question you’d like to answer, but never been asked in an interview before?! + Answer pls

Q: What is your favourite piece of art in your home?

A: My husband-to-be and I have a Real Housewives gallery wall of art made by @drunkdrawn. It’s giving Receipts! Proof! Timeline! Screenshots! #@$!ing EVERYTHING!

Instagram: @andrewspicemusic