Indie Pop from Canada. - Andrew Waines: Smell The Roses
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posted 15 Jul 2019 by Krister Axel
A beautiful harmony served over a simple groove on the electric guitar, waxing romantic about the girl of his dreams.

Ottawa-based artist Andrew Waines drops his debut 7-song EP, entitled Smell The Roses. It is a modern pop record with hints of vintage soul and RnB, and delivers a beautiful spotlight on his impressive vocal delivery.

While Waines’ music invites comparison to Allen Stone, the level of dedication that this 21-year-old brings to developing his craft sets him apart. An accomplished athlete, Waines once considered pursuing a career as a pro soccer player, which he’d played competitively for many years. He has already become a fixture in the Ottawa music scene and has performed at RBC Bluesfest, the 150th Grey Cup Festival, and others. This smooth tenor vocal couples with a gorgeous melody and chorus lift to deliver the proposal of a lifetime. Smell The Roses, the latest from Andrew Waines, is a beautiful harmony served over a simple groove on the electric guitar, waxing romantic about the girl of his dreams.

Beautiful
Don’t be afraid to fly
I’ll meet you in the sky

This track is featured on our Soul playlist.


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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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