Where are you from?
Born in France, I lived and studied in several countries. Right now I live in New York, US
How long have you been making music?
I started composing instrumental music when I was 9, but transitioned to songwriting around 2010-2011
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
Cold Sun (Shattered) is my debut single.
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
Cold Sun tells about depression and life struggles of a person, desperately looking for someone to help. Searches of love, self-identity seem futile and never ending. No one comes to help and the circumstances seem unbearable. At the moment of a breakdown, one may find the way out by looking inside of themselves.
Cold Sun (Shuttered) is based on personal life events of summer 2015, when in a span of 2 weeks after graduation Andre lost job, a close family member passed away, and he was betrayed by a person he trusted. At that time of despair, Andre turned to music and poetry, which helped him to understand himself and find a way out of a difficult situation. Cold Sun was the first song composed during this transitionary period which author refers to as beginning of adulthood.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
I guess I just cannot stop making music and it's vital for me to share my stories to other people.
What do you think of the current state of the music industry?
Nothing in particular. It's great that there are so many opportunities.
Who do you think is the most influential artist?
God. Who created a masterpiece - the world.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
My producer is a Grammy award winner Brian Forbes. Also, right now I collaborate with a progressive rock band Up From The Skies. Other collaborations are coming up soon.
How do you think you differ from other artists?
I'm many-sided: apart from being a multi-instrumentalist and a singer-songwriter, I don't play one or two kinds of music - I like variety: pop, alt rock, hard rock, hip-hop, classical music, etc.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
What was the first album you bought?
That was "Scooter" - I think it was some compilation of their songs.
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
I never have one song that I like most. To give you a few of songs you'll find in my Spotify: Closer by Travis, Dancing with a stranger by Sam Smith, Pink by Aerosmith
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
I'm an IT Professional at a big international company, where I'm responsible for Blockchain technology.
Apart from that I enjoy a mix of different things that includes , cooking,
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
Right now I'm finishing recording of a new single in collaboration with ÅMBE. This song is based on a woman I dated. She is lost in her fears and wants to move on, but cannot do it, because she can't let go of her past.
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
"Shouting to the sky" is gonna be coming out some time in early December.
And I'm looking to release an EP sometime in February.