Andrew Thomas is back with his self-produced single and music video “White Lies.” This smooth, melodic track explores the more taboo aspects of nightlife in the city. With heavy drums on top of atmospheric production, Andrew delivers his most contemporary song yet.
MIM: While working on this track, who were you listening to and getting inspiration from?
Andrew: Hard to say. I definitely was inspired by Kanye West, in particular, his 808s Heartbreaks record. Being a producer I always admired him and his ability to create such a variety of timeless records not just for himself but also for other artists.
MIM: When it comes to self-producing your work what do you feel is the biggest challenge?
Andrew: The biggest challenge is coming up with the original idea or concept. Once I have an idea the rest of the process comes relatively naturally.
MIM: Lyrically, this song explores more taboo subjects of nightlife. Did personal experiences influence the subject matter- if so, how?
Andrew: Definitely but I take inspiration from everything including my own personal experience but also things that I see people around me do or go through.
MIM: What is the biggest white lie you ever told?
Andrew: Haha, are you trying to get me in trouble? But seriously sometimes I tell people I like their music when I don’t.
MIM: Looking forward- what do you hope to do next in your music career? (EPs, upcoming shows, etc..)
Andrew: I really look forward to doing more live performances. I’ve always been more of a studio guy but I recently started performing more, it’s so much fun. I love watching how the crowd reacts and I feel it gives me important feedback on what works and what doesn’t.
MIM: Anything else you’d like to share?
Andrew: Just not to take everything in life so seriously. We only have a short time here on Earth and we should try to enjoy it and try to help as many people as we can and to make a positive impact.