New Zealand based musician Andrew Morriss has released his song “Cowboys And Indians”, the first single from his studio album “Bordertown”. Mastered at world famous Abbey Road Studios and released through Andrew’s own record label Refractive Music, “Cowboys And Indians” is available online through digital music retailers including iTunes.
“Writing the song I was influenced by all the scenes of war we see on TV all the time and also by living in a town that keeps on growing exponentially, with all of it’s advantages and problems. Somehow these two ideas became mixed together with the imagery of old B-Grade Western movies and the song was born.”
The single is also accompanied by a music video that mixes animation and live action. The video and song can be listened to and viewed at www.refractivemusic.com .
“I really wanted the video to be animated, I’ve always liked animation so for me it was an easy decision to go that way. I chose to include some pictures from around my home town of Rolleston too because that’s where the song was written and recorded in my studio, and it just seemed very natural to have the place I live represented.”
Andrew’s music can be described in the Singer/Songwriter style with influences including Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham. Andrew has a strong melodic style with a rich warm voice and melodic lead guitar interwoven with acoustic fingerpicking that incorporates the best of folk, pop, rock and blues.