Andrew Moorer has been known to enthrall and enliven audiences with his unique arrangements, engaging stage presence, and outstanding singing voice.
Growing up in Moorestown, New Jersey, Andrew Moorer has managed to pay his bills performing as a solo acoustic cover singer for bars, clubs, weddings, and other private events on the East Coast along with hosting local open mics since 2016.
The Philadelphia-based singer, songwriter, and musician combines his classical routes and musical influences as he brings enlightenment to everywhere he performs. By taking advantage of the pandemic, Andrew Moorer has been able to put more time into the composition of original pieces as he fully feels confident with the work he is presenting to his listeners.
Finding inspiration within the currently trending Pop soundscapes that hold a special place in his heart, we are offered up the tantalizing vibrations of, “Good Ol’ Days.” With a delicate and powerful presence that his vocalization radiates, you feel right at home in the warm embrace of Andrew Moorer.
The Pop flavor that he serves up exudes a nostalgic image with airy synths that take you into a 1980’s reflective state of mind. Dabbling between mid-tempo rhythms and up-tempo grooves, you’re immediately sucked into the enticing composition conveyed by the emerging artist.
There is a soothing element that sits in the passion he performs with. Harmonious melodies dive into a lyrical realm of missing the “Good Ol’ Days,” as he carries on with the day to day routines of his life. As he reproduces certain memories through the track, you can’t help but be taken back to warmer days of your own in this relatable storyline of wistful thinking.
Andrew Moorer delivers us the type of energy we live for. Shining a bright light on his positive mindset as he triumphantly cements his place in the music industry, Andrew Moorer just may be the next up as he continues to put forth one charismatic bop after another.
Congratulations on your latest release of, “Good Ol’ Days.” Could you please take us into your mind during the creative process of bringing this track to life?
It was this past July and I was driving home from a solo acoustic cover gig in Newark, DE. The college I graduated from, Rowan University, was on the way home so I decided to take the exit. Not to go anywhere, in particular, I just haven’t been around the area for so long since lockdown and I really missed it. I was dealing with lots of stress at the time, and my whole body began to become more at ease once I arrived at Rowan University. On my way home from driving around campus, I immediately opened the Voice Memos app on my phone and started to record the melody and lyric ideas for a song about how much I miss the “Good Ol’ Days” of college and living in town. I don’t think it’s ever been so easy for me to write a song. It didn’t take much thinking at all, I feel like the song just wrote itself. Once I had it all demoed out, I knew exactly who I wanted to work on the record with. My good friend TJ Young (@imnottjyoung) and I both have similar musical tastes and after listening to his own recently released original material on Spotify, I knew we would have a blast working on the record together. TJ recorded, mixed, and co-produced this really fun record I could not be happier with it.
You have an extensive list of influences including, Bruno Mars, Elton John, Charlie Puth, and The Beatles. How do you allow their music to speak into your creations?
What has really caught my attention with all of these artists is their phenomenal melody writing and listening to their records drives me to do nothing but have fun and just get lost in the music while I’m playing a show or jotting down melody ideas. Melody writing is definitely one of my biggest strengths and I owe it to my classical training as well as the inspiration I get out of each and every one of these legendary artists.
What would you like your listeners to take away from a song like, “Good Ol’ Days”?
Everyone has or has yet to experience, a point in their life where they pass a milestone they will truly miss. I’m sure a mass majority of us feel this way during the times we’re currently facing with the pandemic. I hope this song will make you dance and help you feel less alone as we all “miss the Good Ol’ Days” and we all “want them back again.”
From the begging of the year to now, how have you grown as an artist?
As a musician who entertains professionally, I have definitely become more aware of how to present my performances more comfortably. It can be surprisingly challenging trying to figure out why something doesn’t feel right, but you should never try to be someone you’re not. For example, don’t try to sing Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” in the original key if it’s just going to hurt you. Sure, it’s impressive if you can do it, but it’s not worth damaging your vocal cords. Transpose the keys so that it’s more comfortable for you. You are your own beautiful and unique self and that’s who you should be showing your audience.
2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone. What has been keeping you inspired to create music? What advice can you give another artist who's finding it difficult to do so?
2020 has been the most frustrating year for me. However, I always do my very best to keep myself in a positive mindset no matter what. While living in this mess, I have become more comfortable in my own skin when it comes to working on my music. For the first time in my life, I felt like there was nothing to feel intimidated by. I have taken this year to buckle down and prepare for what I believe will be a much better year. I encourage any artist out there to not let the disgusting society get to you. DO YOU! Create what YOU want to share with the world and do NOT worry about the possible outcome.