(Halifax, NS) – Andrew Sisk does a little bit of everything. The cliche of being a working father are apparent between 9 and 5 but like any artist he has made space in the darker hours to do his real work. He pens lyrics about urban life through country born eyes, juxtaposing acadian forest with city skylines. After spending most of the last decade touring with artists like Jenn Grant, Sleepless Nights, or his own bands (Share and Coco et co.), he has refined his songwriting through experience and stubborn obsession.
Sisk’s upcoming release Antarcticalia is filled with both pop and bossa nova influences that see him once again push his songwriting boundaries, delivering both an immediate and dense EP worthy of repeated listens. From the pulsating rhythms and woodwind arrangements on Don’t Wake Me Up Again, to the wandering synthesizer on Fragmented Me and the very playful melody of Book Club, Antarcticalia is packed with unforgettable musical and lyrical moments.
“After Antarcticalia I knew I wanted to record with that band again. I just sat down to go further into the same influences and write as honestly as I had before,” said Sisk about his newest collection of songs. “I wanted to experiment and follow the songs as they emerged. It’s more turned inward than the last record but it’s the same process of catharsis and documenting experience as I’ve always done.”
Recorded with producer Andy Magoffin (The Constantines, By Divine Right) at the House of Miracles and Michael Feuerstack (Snailhouse, The Luyas) at Salad Feeling studios Antarcticalia features an all-star cast of musicians including J.J. Ipsen (Hayden, Gianna Lauren), Tavo Diez de Bonilla (Jenn Grant, Octoberman), Tim Crabtree (Paper Beat Scissors) and Justin Nace (Gianna Lauren) among others.
You can check Andrew out at https://andrewsisk.com