London-based pop singer-songwriter Andrei recently chatted with ai love music about his musical inspirations and the release of his single “London Baby” as well the upcoming anticipation about his newest EP Paradise Passe. Andrei’s main inspiration comes from his life with a background in Romania yet learning native English in Canada in his early teens. The multicultural background has become a constant source of musical ideas, allowing Andrei to write and produce music for an international audience that loves pop music.
Check out below what inspired Andrei to write “London Baby” and why the artist is releasing a four-part music video series for Paradise Passe. You can also check out “London Baby” and “Paradise Passe” down below and let me know what you think in the comments!
First of all, please introduce yourself! How did you get into music?
Music has been a part of my life since the early stages. I grew up in quite a musical environment and my mother has always been a pop music lover. As a young child, I used to record musical ideas and create my own albums, and later I took guitar lessons whilst learning the skill of lyric-song writing. Coming from a conservative environment, music hasn’t been considered a career option, but to me, it’s always been a way to run away from reality.
What artists or musical genres influence you?
As a teenager I was very influenced by artists like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Jodeci. Now I still love them, but I am also influenced by contemporary music that is focusing on experimenting in production.
You just recently released “London Baby”? What is that about?
“London Baby” is the second track from the EP Paradise Passe, and it portrays an urban story about a young artist coming to an unforgiving city that brings them to life and brings out the daring element of the individual in a positive way.
What influenced you to write this tune?
“London Baby” was written from my personal journey in this city, but also tries to be a universal story about other people coming to London to achieve their aspirations and dreams.
My personal experiences have been like a rollercoaster, from trying to find my identity as an artist, to then being diagnosed with blood cancer and having to undergo a year’s treatment, and then allowing me to find the light at the end of the tunnel where London is my friend. It is a love-hate relationship, but a place where I was reborn and where I re-discovered who I am as an individual.Andrei
How as writing, producing, and recording “London Baby”? What was your favorite part of the song?
“London Baby” came out as an idea in 2019 after binge-watching the series Pose. Pose is an urban story about survival and I identified with the idea of that and thought that I have something to say as well about the idea of surviving in a big city. “Pose” happens in New York, but after being there I realised that New York and London have certain similarities, hence why I thought that I have something to bring to the table.
“London Baby” was shelved for a while as I was working on other ideas, and after a few months in 2020, I teamed up with London producer Andrei Sora, and we came up with the concept. My favorite part of the track is the last chorus with the electric guitar solo which I think brings a cinematic feel to it.
What do you want listeners to listen for in “London Baby”?
I think the people who listen to the track will get a feeling of the city and the vibe of it. The excitement is there, the lyrics are telling the story of a young person surviving the city, and I think the music video takes the story to another level.
You have your debut EP out too, Could you tell us a little bit about it?
Paradise Passe is the debut EP I’ve been working on during the pandemic/quarantine. It portrays a personal journey that aims to be a universal story about a young person heading towards adulthood and letting go of their past, their insecurities, and the pain that comes with growing up into an adult. The songs tell stories that are about painful experiences, about love, about sexual emancipation, and basically, they all include the process of becoming an adult.
You released a four-part music video story for this EP. What was the reasoning behind this?
The four-part story consists of the track “London Baby”, “Second Thoughts”, “Loverboy” and “Paradise Passe”. They tell a story about going through pain, finding yourself, healing yourself, going back to the dark place with a mature thought process and ending emancipation and self-awareness.
Any future plans?
Currently, I am working on a summer track with 90’s influences and also early 2000’s influences in terms of production. I’m hoping for it to be out soon.
Do you have any final messages for the readers?
I hope my listeners will also listen to the lyrics behind the music because they have a lot to say in terms of message, and hopefully they will be able to identify with the overall message of my music.
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