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Andy Ruddy Releases New Single "Boys And Girls Like Us"




Andy Ruddy is a singer/songwriter hailing from the unsung northern town of Bradford England. He released his debut album in 2015, titled “Everything Is In Order” charting number 7 on the UK charts. His follow up album “Vital signs” was just recently released in November 2018 with “Boys And Girls Like Us” being held as the leading single.


We took a listen of “Boys And Girls Like Us” and we can see why it’s propelling the album forward. The hit song “Boys And Girls Like Us” has elements of electronic dance with classic charismatic Pop being presented. The atmospheric, and bubblegum like instrumental holds as a supporting foundation for Andy’s subtle vocals to ease us into the single and get us comfortable with the jam! It has areas for melodic caressing with acoustic guitar chords that’s unforgettable! Picture yourself in a party atmosphere, letting loose and enjoying the moment. No worries of your everyday stress, no fear of judgment, just you and the music colliding as one and coming together as a unit.


That’s the atmosphere Andy Ruddy creates for us. The tune is perfect for any sensational function you want to fabricate for people to enjoy the moment and companionship from one another!

Listen to “Boys And Girls Like Us” here and get to know Andy Ruddy in our interview below!

Hi Andy, care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Sure! I’m a singer songwriter originally from Bradford -a city in the North of England. I’m based just outside London and I just released my second album, Vital Signs.


How is the music scene in Bradford England?

I remember it was incredibly strong when I lived there and from what I can see, there are still great musicians producing music there. It's the best scene I've ever been a part of and I've moved around a lot! I recommend an artist called Annie Drury- she makes a cameo on my album in the song One And The Same and has her own record coming out in 2019.


How is the music scene in Bradford England?

I remember it was incredibly strong when I lived there and from what I can see, there are still great musicians producing music there. It's the best scene I've ever been a part of and I've moved around a lot! I recommend an artist called Annie Drury- she makes a cameo on my album in the song One And The Same and has her own record coming out in 2019.


What was your favorite part in creating your first debut album “Everything Is In Order” and why?

I'm still very proud of that album. I worked with a producer and mixer called Fraser Smith and he really captured the youthful vibe of the songs and his influence is all over the recordings. So I'd say having the opportunity to work with him and having a string quartet on the album was also a real asset.


What did you want to do differently with “Vital Signs” that you didn’t necessarily do in “Everything Is In Order” ?

With the first album I spent the previous 3 years playing mainly acoustic gigs, writing acoustic guitar led songs and recreating those songs with a full band. By the time I started writing the second album I'd temporarily grown tired of that sound and had gone through a big electronic phase in the music I listened to (London Grammar, Radiohead and Aqualung are a few I remember listening to). Vital Signs has acoustic guitar on 3 out of 12 tracks and so sonically it is very different. The challenge was could the songwriting still seem personal with the bigger more synth-led sound? I think the producers Sandro Giacometti and Duncan Pym did a brilliant job of helping me set about that job.

Why did you select “Boys And Girls Like Us” to be the leading hit off “Vital Signs” ?

I can't say it's been a hit yet but there's still time right? Ha! 'Boys and Girls..' is the most commercially produced song on the record but the reason I love the song is because there is depth should people wish to listen for it. It's actually a dance pop song about how the music scene in London is saturated. I like songs with irony and that's why I was happy to lead with it and didn't mind that it was poppy. It also fit really well with my concept for the music video I thought.

Do you have any major plans for 2019?

I have 2 albums worth of material I would like to explore compiling and releasing in a really stripped back way. I think they are some of the best songs I've ever written- they just didn't quite fit the flow of either album. Vital Signs was a tough album to make for a lot of reasons and so I am now enjoying the simplicity of acoustic storytelling songs again- so the pendulum has swung back towards that!


Connect with Andy Ruddy on social media:

www.facebook.com/andyruddymusic www.instagram.com/andyruddymusic 

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