Press Release: Andy Kim & Kevin Drew make the past contemporary in new musical offering

Press Release: Andy Kim & Kevin Drew make the past contemporary in new musical offering

Andy Kim of “Rock Me Gently” fame and Broken Social Scene’s 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, “Sister OK “from new collection.


(Toronto, ON) February 24, 2015 — Arts and Crafts announces the release of the Andy Kim, Kevin Drew collaboration It’s Decided, out today.

It’s 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 “Rock Me Gently”, “Baby, I Love You”, and The Archie’s’ “Sugar, Sugar”, has captured a vibrant new sound.

Kevin Drew and Andy Kim will perform the TV premiere of the first featured track from the project, “Sister OK” 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 – 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 It’s Decided album premiere:

Surrendering to what Andy Kim calls, “…the Magic & the Brilliance of Kevin Drew”, songs with the impeccable intuition of a Hall of Fame songwriter shimmer with Drew’s studio brilliance.

Andy goes on to say, “Although I’ve 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.”

As stories begin to run about Andy Kim’s resurgence, The Toronto Sun led the way and said,
“The ageless 60-something singer-songwriter’s reassuringly mellow delivery and wistful longing remain timeless, but here they’ve been tastefully wrapped in lush synth-pop clouds, inventive arrangements and a softly glowing ambience.”–mirrors-and-andy-kim-top-this-weeks-new-music

KevinandAndy - ViceNewsAnother early supporter of the release, said, “For the first time in the Montreal native’s roller-coaster career, he’s 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 – with whom Kim authored the Archie’s classic “Sugar, Sugar,” 1969’s biggest hit – has found an unlikely ally in his current comeback bid: Kevin Drew of Toronto art-rockestra Broken Social Scene.”

From an interview with, Drew says, “It’s 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 who’s possibly lost their parents or are dealing with friends going away. Andy’s really hitting something with that.”

Profiled on “Kim has a musical pedigree that is beyond reproach. One of the fruits of this artistic union, “Longest Time”… is indicative of Kim’s impressively young-sounding voice and his knack for effervescent melodies.”

Co-written and produced by Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew and produced by Drew, Dave Hamelin (The Stills), and Ohad Benchetrit (Do Make Say Think), It’s Decided is the crystallization of a creative music community around a living, thriving legend, Andy Kim.

It’s Decided Track Listing
Sister OK
Why Can’t I
It’s Emotional
Shoot ‘Em Up, Baby
Sail On
Heaven Without a Gun
(I’ve) Been Here Before
Longest Time
Forest Green
Who Came First

Arts & Crafts Website


March 5th, 2015

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