It probably isn’t professional to throw declarations of love into a track review, but hell, I’m going with it anyway. Andrew Masseurs has just created a track that left me pretty much weak at the knees. His raucous approach to the Alt Rock sound compelled me in ways only bands from the Alt 90’s have done in the past, the amount of energy the instrumentals packed into the bouncing rhythm and melody of the track was perceptible from the first hook. What’s even more astounding is the fact that Andrew Masseur was responsible for each of the notes on his Pop Rock album. The sickeningly talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist carries a slight reminiscence in his sound to the Strokes, mixed in with a little Queens of the Stone Age and an infusion of Dinosaur Jr. For a track which isn’t even 3 minutes long So Cool And I packs so many punches through the soaring, grinding and rolling through the instrumentals it’s almost ungodly.
You can lose yourself in Andrew Masseurs resonant single So Cool and I from his album Origins on SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast