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About Andy Burrows
A supremely talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Andy Burrows first came to attention with Razorlight, joining as drummer in 2004 and going on to co-write some of that band’s biggest hits, including the #1 single, America. Leaving Razorlight in 2009, Burrows joined We Are Scientists as a part-time member, before releasing the album Sun Comes Up Again, under the moniker I Am Arrows, in 2010. Sun Comes Up Again garnered righteous critical acclaim and massive radio airplay for its Green Grass single.
What followed for Burrows was an incredibly prolific purple patch. First he joined up with long-time friend and Editors frontman Tom Smith as Smith & Burrows for 2011’s Funny Looking Angels, an album of wintery vignettes and Christmas melancholy. Then, he agreed to decamp to New York to become a full-time Scientist. And midst all this, Burrows has been hard at work on his own material, using a more straight-ahead approach than on his debut, all of it injected with Burrows‘ way with an earworming hook.
The result is an album that’s Burrows’ truest yet, Burrows embracing a straight-ahead approach, building an album steeped in rock classicism and raw, melancholic melodies. The result is effortlessly intoxicating. The plaintive, euphoric swirl of Hometown sits at the centre of the record. A stark beginning that gives way to an orchestral whoosh before coming to a sudden end just as you think it might explode into a classic prog opus, its less-is-more approach sums up the whole record. Co-produced by Burrows with Tim Baxter, Company is the sound of an artist who’s thrown the shackles off and emerged as an bewilderingly creative tour-de-force.
Burrows' next venture was quite different indeed. He along with the composer Ilan Eskeri - wrote the soundtrack for Channel 4’s Christmas highlight, The Snowman and The Snowdog, the sequel to the Raymond Briggs-penned, Oscar-winning classic that was first broadcast 30 years ago. Created by many of the same team that first brought the much-loved Snowman to life, the sequel carries the magic of the first film, with a modern score by Eshkeri and Burrows that underpins the tale to stunning effect.The film's official single Light The Night, written by Andy and Ilan and performed by Andy, features in the iconic flying sequence of The Snowman and The Snowdog, just as Walking in the Air featured in the flying sequence of The Snowman in 1982, Light the Night and 'Hometown were released as a double single at Christmas and recieved huge amount of UK airplay and there were over 11million viewer of the Snowman and The Snowdog on Xmas eve on Channel 4.