SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘WHERE’S MY FAMILY GONE’ - PRODUCED BY NOEL GALLAGHER
“Cushin recalls acoustic Noel Gallagher circa Morning Glory.” – Sunday Times Culture
“Andrew Cushin sets hearts a-flutter.” – Clash
“Has built enough hometown momentum to suggest he could ‘do a Sam Fender’ very soon.” – Music Week
“Andrew Cushin is introducing himself to the world by introducing listeners to his own world.” – tmrw
Over the course of just two singles, 20-year-old Andrew Cushin has immediately demonstrated the power of his highly accomplished songwriting. He’s an artist who can articulate devastatingly real emotions, with candid lyrics set to songs that sound like the product of a seasoned artist. Listen HERE.
It’s a talent that’s organically earning him a grassroots following: initially at home in Newcastle, where he sold-out The Cluny before officially releasing any music, and more recently with a huge socially distanced outdoor show as guest to Two Door Cinema Club. Andrew Cushin now adds to his rising profile by sharing his new single ‘Where’s My Family Gone’.
‘Where’s My Family Gone’ is the product of a mutual respect between Andrew Cushin and Noel Gallagher. The Oasis icon first discovered Andrew after he hearing an early demo of his single ‘Waiting For The Rain’, which prompted Noel to praise his “great natural voice.” Their friendship grew, which resulted in Noel offering to produce, play guitar and singing backing vocals on the new single.
“I wrote Where’s My Family Gone when I was in a dark place” explains Andrew. “I hadn’t been speaking to my family, or friends. I felt as though I had no outlet for the way I was feeling, and I wrote it in a little hotel room in Leeds before a gig. It started out as a darker track but the production that Noel has added to the song has pushed the track in a way that it’s now so much bigger and more uplifting. I can’t wait to play it live and see everyone’s faces when that colossal chorus hits”.
The track is accompanied by a video filmed in various locations around Newcastle and directed by Dan Hepple. The video tells the story of someone being conflicted between past and present told through two separate timelines. Watch HERE.
Andrew celebrated the release with a sold-out socially distanced homecoming show last night at the Gosforth Sports & Social Club and will be playing another one tonight and tomorrow night. All three shows sold-out within an hour.
‘Where’s My Family Gone’ is Andrew Cushin’s third single. His debut ‘It’s Gonna Get Better’ offered an anthem of hope and redemption, and he wrote ‘Waiting For The Rain’ when he was just 15-years-old after witnessing a family argument.
Although he’s now making waves in music, Andrew Cushin’s first passion was football. He used to play as a goalkeeper for the non-league side Newcastle Benfield’s youth team, which inadvertently changed the course of his life. When his coach asked him to help train the younger players, the pair bonded over a shared interest in artists such as Sam Fender, Declan McKenna, Jake Bugg, Noel Gallagher and Damien Rice. With a background in music, the coach soon discovered that Andrew had a real flair for songwriting and became his manager – the start of a rise which is already delivering great things.
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