“Knees/Things” is the latest single from Indiana-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Hughes who takes inspiration from the likes of Fleet Foxes, the Smiths, Talking Heads and the Velvet Underground. But with that influence he creates melancholically blinding bedroom Pop soundscapes filled with charisma, layered with passion, and perfected by melodic talent.
The reverberance of his vocals, the light intricacy of the acoustic guitar progressions and the poignancy of the lyrics all feed into Andrew Hughes’ distinctive sound. All too often artists do their best to polish their sounds, layer them with effects, and strip away the essence of the track, but with the 7-minute single, Andrew Hughes treated you to a raw, honest, and immersive aural treat. For the first three minutes, you’re treated to a fairly simple acoustic before there’s a slight switch up, and perhaps the most endearing thing I’ve ever heard contained within a recorded track. Any artist who includes a sneeze in a single will always have my perpetual adoration.
You can stream and download Knees/Things for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast