Press Release: Andy Kim & Kevin Drew make the past contemporary in new musical offering
Andy Kim of âRock Me Gentlyâ fame and Broken Social Sceneâs Kevin Drew make the past contemporary in new musical offering.
Appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday, March 12, 2015 to Perform, âSister OK âfrom new collection.
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(Toronto, ON) February 24, 2015 â Arts and Crafts announces the release of the Andy Kim, Kevin Drew collaboration Itâs Decided, out today.
Itâs Decided transcends the many years of history within it. Andy Kim, the legendary songwriter and recording artist, renowned for 30 million records sold worldwide, with eternal #1 hits like âRock Me Gentlyâ, âBaby, I Love Youâ, and The Archieâsâ âSugar, Sugarâ, has captured a vibrant new sound.
Kevin Drew and Andy Kim will perform the TV premiere of the first featured track from the project, âSister OKâ on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday, March 12, 2015. This performance will fall into the category of the last musical performances history of the Late Show as they leave the air for good in early May.
In addition to this rare appearance, Andy will be making select stops to debut the new songs, including:
Fri-Feb-27-10:00amET: CBC-Q on CBC/Radio 1 â Live performance and interview with Andy Kim and his band
Wed-Mar-11: SiriusXM Radio. Andy Kim On-Air with legendary radio host Cousin Brucie
Thu-Mar-12: Late Show with David Letterman. Andy Kim and Kevin Drew performance
Wed-Mar-18: WXPN World Cafe Live/Philadelphia, PA
Fri-Mar-20: WFPK The Weekly Feed and Live Lunch
Fans were thrilled to tune into Pandora for Itâs Decided album premiere: https://pdora.co/1AhZzmt
Surrendering to what Andy Kim calls, ââ¦the Magic & the Brilliance of Kevin Drewâ, songs with the impeccable intuition of a Hall of Fame songwriter shimmer with Drewâs studio brilliance.
Andy goes on to say, âAlthough Iâve always held a childlike belief that my day was not yet done I never expected to live the love & passion that Kevin gave me & the creative process that has become my new album.â
As stories begin to run about Andy Kimâs resurgence, The Toronto Sun led the way and said,
âThe ageless 60-something singer-songwriterâs reassuringly mellow delivery and wistful longing remain timeless, but here theyâve been tastefully wrapped in lush synth-pop clouds, inventive arrangements and a softly glowing ambience.â
Another early supporter of the release, Rollingstone.com said, âFor the first time in the Montreal nativeâs roller-coaster career, heâs presenting himself less as an aspiring pop idol and more like your cool indie-rock uncle. The seasoned songwriter who once hustled his way into the Brill Building compound of Jeff Barry â with whom Kim authored the Archieâs classic âSugar, Sugar,â 1969âs biggest hit â has found an unlikely ally in his current comeback bid: Kevin Drew of Toronto art-rockestra Broken Social Scene.â
From an interview with Pitchfork.com, Drew says, âItâs not a sugar-pop record. This is a man who is singing about his mortality, moving on, getting older and the idea of trying to connect to an audience whoâs possibly lost their parents or are dealing with friends going away. Andyâs really hitting something with that.â
Profiled on Popmatters.com: âKim has a musical pedigree that is beyond reproach. One of the fruits of this artistic union, âLongest Timeââ¦ is indicative of Kimâs impressively young-sounding voice and his knack for effervescent melodies.â
Co-written and produced by Broken Social Sceneâs Kevin Drew and produced by Drew, Dave Hamelin (The Stills), and Ohad Benchetrit (Do Make Say Think), Itâs Decided is the crystallization of a creative music community around a living, thriving legend, Andy Kim.
Itâs Decided Track Listing
Why Canât I
Shoot âEm Up, Baby
Heaven Without a Gun
(Iâve) Been Here Before
Who Came First
March 5th, 2015