Andrew Combs

Andrew Combs exploring ‘Canyons of the Mind’ at Borderline

Andrew Combs is headed to the UK in support of his new album ‘Canyons of the Mind’.

The indie-Americana troubadour ends his nationwide tour at Borderline on 9 May. Tickets are available now.

In the lead up to the LP’s release, he’s shared the track ‘Rose Colored Blues’.

“It’s a romanticised version of being on the road,” explains Combs. “I wanted it to be lush, and to feel like you’re driving. The concept is something that’s always been very interesting to me: the whole idea of someone relishing their blues.”

As such it’s right at home on the Nashville-based musician’s third full-length, which deals with sustainability in all its forms – from artistic to environmental.

“When I set out to record my last album, I had a distinct vision of what I wanted the record to sound like. It was a cocktail of the Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Nilsson vibes that you can hear right there on the surface,” says Combs.

“‘Canyons Of My Mind’ is much more personal. It’s a testament to my acceptance of who I am as a man, and who I am becoming,” he reveals, having drawn inspiration from literary figures like Jim Harrison.

“I want to create for the rest of my life — writing, singing, painting,” he says. “I also want my life to include a family, a house, and kids. Seeking out other artists who’ve been able to keep the lights on without compromising their art – that keeps me inspired.”

  • ‘Canyons Of My Mind’ was co-produced by Skylar Wilson and Jordan Lehning at Battle Tapes Studio in East Nashville. It is released on 7 April 2017.
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