••• Where’s My Family Gone? •••
‘Where’s My Family Gone’ is the product of a mutual respect between Andrew Cushin and Noel Gallagher.
The Oasis icon first discovered Andrew after he hearing an early demo of his single ‘Waiting For The Rain’, which prompted Noel to praise his “Great natural voice.” Their friendship grew, which resulted in Noel offering to produce, play guitar and singing backing vocals on the new single.
“I wrote Where’s My Family Gone when I was in a dark place.” explains Andrew.
“I hadn’t been speaking to my family, or friends. I felt as though I had no outlet for the way I was feeling, and I wrote it in a little hotel room in Leeds before a gig. It started out as a darker track but the production that Noel has added to the song has pushed the track in a way that it’s now so much bigger and more uplifting. I can’t wait to play it live and see everyone’s faces when that colossal chorus hits.”
The track is accompanied by a video filmed in various locations around Newcastle and directed by Dan Hepple. The video tells the story of someone being conflicted between past and present told through two separate timelines.
Andrew celebrated the release with a sold-out socially distanced homecoming show last night at the Gosforth Sports & Social Club and will be playing another one tonight and tomorrow night. All three shows sold-out within an hour.
‘Where’s My Family Gone’ is Andrew Cushin’s third single. His debut ‘It’s Gonna Get Better’ offered an anthem of hope and redemption, and he wrote ‘Waiting For The Rain’ when he was just 15-years-old after witnessing a family argument.
Although he’s now making waves in music, Andrew Cushin’s first passion was football. He used to play as a goalkeeper for the non-league side Newcastle Benfield’s youth team, which inadvertently changed the course of his life. When his coach asked him to help train the younger players, the pair bonded over a shared interest in artists such as Sam Fender, Declan McKenna, Jake Bugg, Noel Gallagher and Damien Rice. With a background in music, the coach soon discovered that Andrew had a real flair for songwriting and became his manager – the start of a rise which is already delivering great things.
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