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Kyle Andrews is more than meets the eye | Music, Kyle Andrews, Nashville, Mercy Lounge

Meet Kyle Andrews.

He’s amassed more than 1 million views on YouTube, participated in the world’s largest balloon fight for a music video and has a checklist full of more items to complete.

If you’re asking what’s around the corner, then the answer is a show Friday, May 4 at Mercy Lounge’s The High Watt.  

Blending a mix of pop and electronic sounds, Andrews released his latest album, Robot Learn Love in 2011 where he delved into subject matter such as love, heartbreak and the common obstacles of life.

Tracks like “Make Me Feel Human” are one of the many standouts from the album and “Heart U 4 Ever” highlights a digital glitch sound, one that Andrews keeps prevalent throughout the album.

“Listeners seem to be less genre-orientated … all the lines are blurred in a way. As an artist, I really love that. It feels like any sound is fair game if it supports the emotion of the song,” Andrews said in reference to the rising popularity of electronic music.

The recording process rested predominantly on the shoulders of Andrews as he contributed much of the guitar work along with the synth and vocals between the bedroom and studio.

“I caught the home recording bug at a pretty young age. I love being able to dive into a track any time inspiration hits. I’ll start with a drum machine or keyboard sound and just jump from instrument to instrument in pursuit of a song. Hopefully, at the end of the day you’ve got something fun to listen to,” Andrews noted.

Despite being a one-man show at times, Andrews has harnessed avenues like YouTube and other social media to spread his artistry.

His video for “You Always Make Me Smile” not only took the prize for the largest water balloon fight but also has nearly two million views on YouTube.  The video was filmed in Utah with 4,000 people and more than 120,000 balloons.

“It certainly was a one of a kind experience for me. Standing with 2,000 kids on each side ready to throw 120,000 water balloons … you definitely have a target on your back! It was 105 degrees on location so I was actually looking forward to getting hit by the time it started. Definitely something I’ll remember forever,” Andrews said.

While this track may get much attention and praise, other songs like “Sushi” aren’t doing too shabby either.

It has received almost 900,000 views while other songs perform well on the YouTube counter.

“It’s been phenomenal to reach people all over the world through YouTube and other social networking sites. Not only has it been good exposure, but it’s fun getting that direct feedback. I feel like I have access to the world and they have access to me. It can be very inspiring,” Andrews said.

With all the accomplishments, Andrews has his eye set on a new album in the coming months with more shows to follow this summer.

If you plan on making it out next week, expect an “upbeat, high-energy, dance party” from Andrews.

For more information on the show, visit mercylounge.com. To hear tracks from Robot Learn Love and view all music videos, visit kyleandrews.com.

 
 
 
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