Still seemingly embracing his freedom from the confines of past incarceration… I mean, incarnation with Razorlight, Andy Burrows is not only now a full time member of We Are Scientists but is also preparing his new solo record, which is preceded by the first single ‘If I Had A Heart’.
Following in the same vein as his last venture, I Am Arrows, ‘If I Had A Heart’ is part indie cool and part 80s synth. The clinical beats of the verse spar nicely with Burrow’s slightly world weary vocal style before the bristling synth of the chorus kicks in channelling the spirit of the 80s; all that’s missing is the wind machine and shoulder pads.
Whilst musically upbeat, lyrically this is an apology delivered a little too late, ‘forget the lies, I told them out of spite’ and ‘If I had a heart, I would have let you go’ appear to be confessions of a guilty conscience.
‘If I Had A Heart’ continues to show that Andy Burrows can knock out a great, infectious pop tune with alarming ease. With collaborations also in the pipeline with the likes of Tom Smith (Editors) plus Mark ‘Midas Touch’ Ronson, this could well be that rare beast, a solo career from a drummer that has no comedy punch line.
Watch the video on this site and you can order the single HERE.