With his first solo album, Descender, due out in a few weeks’ time, Miike Snow-frontman Andrew Wyatt has shared a new track, in the form of the lush ‘Harlem Boyzz’. While the strings and flutes of Prague’s Philharmonic Orchestra soar overhead, Wyatt lends his falsetto vocals to tales of crackheads and McDonalds. He has previously said of the story behind the song, “My buddy, who is in a pretty well-known psych band, and me were deep into the usual early-in-your-success mistakes: self-googling, fast women, fast food.”
‘Descender’ is a 32 minute meditation into the darker side of Andrew Wyatt not seen on his latest endeavors with Miike Snow. The introspection weaves amazingly intricate soundscapes and is explored with the use of Prague’s 75-piece Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Adam Klemens.
The album also includes cameos from Anthony Rossomando of The Libertines, Brad Truax formerly of Interpol and John Herndon of Tortoise. The marrying of these elements spawned a huddled romanticism which permeates the record’s sweeping string arrangements with Wyatt’s vulnerable and haunting vocals.
The creation of this album was more elaborate than anything Andrew has attempted before marking the first time he wrote, orchestrated and produced an entire album solely on his own.
Take an indepth look into the making of Descender captured in a documentary directed by Sebastian Mlynarski for the Creator’s Project: http://youtu.be/