Andie De Guzman
Andie’s friends would always say she loves music, but that’s an understatement. No, Andie’s addicted to music. She has music playing in the background everywhere she goes or with whatever she’s doing. It’s funny because if you ask her what her favourite song or genre is, you’d never get a straight answer. She’d always start it with, “Well for today it’s…” Because it really does change every single day. Her taste in music is so diverse she could be listening to hip-hop in the morning and classic 80s music at night.
And here’s something about her, one thing she particularly looks at with music is the lyrics too. Every time she hears a new song, she puts the lyrics on the side to make sure she can follow through and get the meaning behind it. You see, Andie absolutely enjoys writing. Sometimes poems, other times music reviews, or even her own lyrics. To her, writing is the ultimate form of expression. It’s something that challenges her, but it’s what makes her mind function the most.
Andie grew up with music for as long as she could remember. From her mother playing Billy Joel or U2 for her when she was in the womb, all the way to her joining singing groups and performing in milk tea shops with her guitar when she was younger. She couldn’t stop talking about music. If there was a new song release or a new up-and-coming artist, you already know that Andie would want to have a conversation about it - and get ready because she likes talking...a lot!
It’s impossible to run out of things to say or talk about when you’re with her. What’s more, if it’s about music...you’ve come to the right person. And every single time you talk to her, she has a song to recommend you for any mood you may be feeling at that moment. She’ll immediately just blurt out a song and artist and you’ve got something new to listen to.
For Andie - her passion for music is what keeps her going with the flow in her life. It’s what keeps her sane and back on track. She honestly wouldn’t know what to do without music in her life.
1 December 2021
A mesmerizing, sincere cover. The perfect scenery-type of song. Its slow melody packs so much emotion in each lyric.
30 November 2021
A rollercoaster ride of emotions – featuring artists like Christian Leave • Damien Rice • Bruno Major • Grizfolk • Vance Joy • Benny Sings • Omar Apollo • Yoke Lore
28 November 2021
This track is a story about life and death. It makes you reflect in a calm-and-subtle-tone type of way. Listen and get its meaning here.
23 November 2021
When you’re feeling all kinds of love– but you’re in the ‘90s – featuring artists like New Order • Howard Jones • The Colourfield • The Waterboys • Boston • Fra Lippo Lippi • kalapana • Charlie Dore
20 November 2021
Feelings, echoes, and soothing vocals. This track will immediately get you. See the way it perfectly expresses emotion. Find out more here!
18 November 2021
This track makes you feel through its lyrical repetition. The vocal tone of the singer will bring you to this dreamgaze journey. Plus it makes you think, “What are Cigarette Skies?”
16 November 2021
It’s hard to find the right words for expressing how you feel, but these tracks say it all. – featuring artists like Ms. Ñauryn Hill • Stevie Wonder • Donny Hathaway • Amy Winehouse • Erykah Badu • Alabama Shakes • The Carters • Lianne Las Havas
14 November 2021
A track with layers of meaning. It’s amazing how music and lyrics can take on so many forms– about us and the world we live in. What does this track remind you of?
4 October 2021
The warmth of this song is what you’ll feel the most. Songs that make us remember what we’ve been through and how we grew from those experiences are really so, so powerful. You’ll definitely feel this while listening to this track. So get ready for a journey, and press play.
2 October 2021
Vocals and a Guitar. It’s the simplicity in this track that makes it so sentimental. Listen to the lyrics and you’ll see the passion of how love is defined; and how love through the melodies will keep you at ease.
1 October 2021
The first time I heard this track, it literally put me in a state of calmness. It was as if I had nothing to worry about and I was just lost in the song. Listen for yourself and you’ll understand what I‘m talking about.