ANDY SUZUKI & THE METHOD, “Fight”
Can it be four or five years now since I first heard “Fairytale” by NYC’s Andy Suzuki & The Method? Riding high on devout fandom from the Malaysian country of Brunei, the duo of singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Suzuki and songwriter/percussionist Kozza Babumba (grandon of Grammy-winning Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji) returned to their city, playing club gigs around the USA to support their EP Ghost Stories. Come 2014 they issued a top notch mix of country, folk, rock, and pop in their album Born Out Of Mischief, and I caught the hella-nice pair performing in NYC on one of my visits. Up next, after touring on rock music cruises as well as with Joshua Radin, Marc Broussard, Amanda Palmer, and others, is a brand new album in early ’17 called The Glass Hour. In advance of the album we have post-USA election encouragement with “Fight”, sure to be a crowd-pleaser. I particularly enjoy the arrangement, which sends the bass in and out of the mix to focus on the high end of the song. This is definitely not the diverse kind of rock music you’ll hear on the radio, but it has everything it needs to attract more new fans, and maybe even get them back to Brunei 🙂 Check out “Fight” at the link above.