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- Posted on Nov 24th 2010 2:30PM by Phil Brondyke
'We Were Colors,' Kyle Andrews
Get ready for a day of humming the hook of this song under your breath. Like other Kyle Andrews songs, 'We Were Colors' has an infectious melody and cheery tempo to accompany the indie singer-songwriter's' distinctive voice. And, by Andrews' own admission, this is his goal.
"I want to make songs that get stuck in your head," he tells Spinner.
Dell taps the essence of 'We Were Colors' as a variety of smiling people share the social aspects of their lives with those around them via computer. Andrews approves of the commercial and finds the song a good fit.
"I wrote the song as a 'thank you' to some very special people in my life and I'm proud to now have it being heard by so many people around the world."
Andrews entered the indie-pop music scene in 2006 with his debut album, 'Amos in Ohio.' The album was followed the next year by 'Find Love, Let Go,' which he recorded the album in his bedroom and in the living room of a friend's house in Nashville. Both albums highlighted Andrews' gritty, shrill voice against a synthesized pop background and hypnotic drum beats.
A transplant to Nashville from Chicago, Andrews was able to avoid the perils of the gray Midwest with the move south. "I used to get S.A.D. [seasonal affective disorder] something awful every winter when I lived in Chicago, so my songs were sorta dreary," he says. "In Nashville, the weather is much more mild and helps me keep a more positive attitude."
Optimism is engine of success for Andrews, as his cheerful singles 'You Always Make Me Smile' and 'Bombs Away' have been used in advertisements for Holiday Inn and Doritos, respectively.
Echoing the tone of his singles, 2010's 'Kangaroo EP' is an audio tour-de-smiles, and it features 'You Always Make Me Smile,' in addition to the übercatchy track 'Sushi.' It "was a conscious effort to be more positive and to have an encouraging message," according to Andrews.
Currently, Andrews is working on a new full-length record called 'Robot Learn Love,' which he describes as much bigger than his previous EP. "If 'Kangaroo' was a walk through the park in the summer than this next one is a fireworks display spread across all of Saturn's moons," he says.