I remember listening to Andy Bull back in 2010, when his song featuring Lisa Mitchell, Dog, was a featured download on the Triple J website. I instantly fell in love with his sound and knew that one day I would see him in concert. Little did I know that 4 years later, on a lovely Autumn evening, not only would I be seeing him in concert, but that I WOULD BE FRONT ROW, LATER GIVING HIM A HUG AND TALKING TO HIM!
Last night, I went to see him live, with Cub Sport and Lanks, at 170 Russell. I don’t know whether it was his incredible and distinct voice, piano skills or his extremely symmetrical/aesthetic face that ‘got’ me all those years ago, but all I know is that last night I got to stand right at the front and watch all the songs that have racked up extremely high play counts on my iPod come to life.
Seeing as I am in such a state and still recovering, I thought I would shine the spotlight on the World’s Most Aesthetically Pleasing and Talented Man…
Here are my favourite Andy Bull songs plus a special bonus 🙂
I MET HIM
*Calms down to write and link*
1. Small Town Girl– [single] (2008)
This song was released before I discovered the amazingness that is Andy Bull, or ‘good music’ for that matter. Oh how Andy was melting hearts before anybody could see how aesthetically pleasing his jaw line is… ahhhhh
I love how soulful this song is, plus how little, young and cute he looks. His hair is reminiscent of Alex Turner’s at the same time- the long haired phase of 2008-2010.
2. Dog (feat. Lisa Mitchell)– The Phantom Pains EP (2010)
This is a little after the long hair phase, but the piano heavy-waltzy feel is still present in this tune (I love it). It was the first Andy Bull tune I ever listened to, and I love it more and more every time I listen to it. Its quite a raw song in comparison with his newer stuff and is almost reminiscent of Regina Spector’s music. This song is so beautiful and gentile, despite the intensity of its lyrics. Also a lovely collaboration between two amazing home-grown artists!
3. Keep On Running– Sea of Approval (2014)
I’m not lying when I say Andy Bull is the World’s Most Aesthetically Pleasing Man- even his music videos are aesthetically pleasing.
This song is more electronic than his early stuff, but still equally as soulful/emotional.
It made it to number 57 in the Triple J Hottest 100 2013 (but it should have been higher) and makes many appearances on playlists on various devices of mine. It is ironically a good running/jogging song and I love it very much.
4. Baby I am Nobody Now
Just when you think you are in love with him, check out how well he wears the white t-shirt in this music video- IT IS SO CRISP AND LOVELY. Everything he touches turns into an aesthetic work of art for your eyes and ears. Shadows caress his face like… I can’t even… and I’m fan-girling again!
It is such a catchy song and I agree with most of the lyrics… let me break it down for you…
“Baby I’m a 10 outta 10”- Hell yeh you are Andy
“Baby I’m one hell of a find”- Hell yeh you are Andy
“Baby I’m one of a kind”- Hell yeh you are Andy
“Baby I’m once in a lifetime”- Hell yeh you are Andy
“Baby I am nobody now”- NO ANDY YOU ARE SOMETHING, YOU ARE MORE THAN SOMETHING- YOU ARE THE WORLD’S MOST AESTHETICALLY PLEASING MAN
5. Talk Too Much– Sea of Approval (2014)
This is my ultimate karaoke, dance party, midnight jams and pretty much all purpose song. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing (surprise, surprise) but Megan Washington makes an appearance in the music video- one of my other favourite Australian singer-songwriters.
It is an insanely catchy song and gets the feels going in an indie pop way
Everybody Wants to Rule the World – [Tears for Fears cover] Like a Version 2011
This was a surprise appearance on last night’s set list, and a very fabulous surprise at that. Of all the Like a Versions, this is in my Top 10 without question.
It pretty much speaks for itself- an indie-electro-modern take on an old classic with added aesthetics…lurve it
Not even kidding, I just finished this blog and got a notification from instagram that let me know ANDY BULL LIKED MY PHOTO
Also- when I talked to him, I mentioned that he commented on my instagram photo of my plant from February and he remembered my feed and said it was ‘classy’ and very nice and that I should keep it going.
AND THAT WE SHOULD KEEP IN TOUCH
Here is a link to the plant photo… feel free to follow me too 😉
AND here is photo proof I met him…