Andy Burrows' hookfilled and nostalgic British pop harkens back to an earlier era, when bands like ELO, Macca and his Wings and 10CC hit their apex with nimble, sinfully rich melodies, eargrabbing production flair and harmonies so divine they could have been delivered from the pearly gates. On Company (October 22, PIAS), the follow up to his acclaimed 2010 album Sun Comes Up Again (under the moniker I Am Arrow) -- an album we described as filled with "shiny, XL-sized melodies, a touch of SoCal strummy powerpop and a frisky bounce in the rhythmic step" -- Burrows again dusts off the classic pop/rock hymnbook. Fortunately, this is a lot more about inspiration than imitation. Company's euphoric title track is an easy charmer with a mellow rhythmic kick while "Keep On Moving On" (video below), boasting a co-production credit by Mark Ronson, manages to channel Nilsson, Lennon and Lynne with a falsetto chorus line and fuzzy retro-rock guitar solo that combine for a sweet/tart rush.
Andy Burrows - "Company" (from the album Company) Free Download
Andy Burrows - "Because I Know That I Can" (from the album Company)