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Art & Life with Andres Owens

Today we’d like to introduce you to Andres Owens.

Andres, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Music has always been the center of my life in every way, but I think the most interesting part of my own personal music is how much it’s changed in the course of my life. I started – probably around the age of 13/14 – making like kind of acoustic, folk music then switched into a more blues era and now finally, equipped with the best team of musicians I could’ve ever asked for, am in a kind of jazz/pop/indie phase (which to be honest has been my favorite of the three).

I’m not sure that’s it’s altogether ‘unique’ but I would say something that makes my/our music special is that it’s extremely honest. I think somewhere along the way I realized that telling people something isn’t nearly as powerful as showing them, first vs. second person I suppose? To me, I feel this overwhelming intimacy and innate
vulnerability that first person carries with it, and that’s where I feel the most honest as a songwriter.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
In our band, I do most of the arranging and songwriting. All of the music we have pretty much started on my laptop in logic pro x. I’m constantly working on creating new songs as well as editing and refining current ones so being able to do all of that on a laptop is incredibly helpful and convenient. I hope when people listen to our music, they feel empowered to try and work toward the goal they have in their heart, whatever it may be. I wrote a lyric with a good friend of mine that says “if it was easy everyone would do it” and that sort of sums up the sentiment.

The inspiration for me is god and love, always. Realizations about love and god I suppose? Never fails to bring out my most earnest self. Our artwork is completely us, so if you like our artwork (music, album art, music vids, etc.) you might like us. Would love to meet you someday!

Any advice for aspiring or new artists?
Be honest. not only with the audience but with yourself. If you can do both those things, you should be set. The only thing I wish I would’ve learned earlier is that when you do something like music or art in general, you have to do it for you. Truly. To me, it’s so apparent when artists aren’t fully invested in their craft and there’s nothing worse than that.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
People can hear our music on Spotify, Apple Music, and all the other major streaming platforms. We’re working on an EP that we’re hoping to release sometime in the next couple months. On top of that, if you follow our social media you can stay completely up to date on our upcoming shows!

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Image Credit:
Carly Whalen / Alyssa Walker / Richard Meyer.

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