Andy Bull has revealed his nostalgic, synth-drenched new single "It's All Connected". The track marks Bull's return to music after a years-long hiatus, which followed his internationally successful release Sea of Approval (2015), which saw him nominated three times in triple j's Hottest 100, as well as for three ARIA Awards.
Using a four track cassette recorder, it captures perhaps the most stunning vocal performance of Andy's career, taking his signature, nostalgia-driven sound and loosening the reins, to glorious effect. Lyrically, "It's All Connected" expresses the hope and yearning of reckoning with yourself as you try to change your life.
"This song is about trying to take responsibility for yourself by seeing how you are connected to the world, and reconciling with the past in order to make sure that it doesn't dictate the future," said Andy.
"It's about the difficult but hopeful possibility of positive change, which can only occur when we lay down our histories at the feet of love. This song is dedicated to anybody who is trying to change… same here."
The wonky and euphoric music video, animated by Andy himself, is full of little vignettes which he realised he could sequence together so that they played like a life story - from the cosmic space before conception, all the way up to this year.
"It's made to be seen on your phone, since that's where we all are," said Andy. "It's full of little easter eggs and details that I hope you find. It's meant to look how I think the music sounds."
Andy Bull is best known for his 2015 album Sea Of Approval, and singles "Keep on Running", "Baby I Am Nobody Now" and "Talk Too Much". The worldwide acclaim for these tracks saw Bull perform for triple j Live at the Wireless, and tour as part of Laneway Festival and Groovin' The Moo, alongside his own sold-out headline shows.
"Keep on Running" enjoyed regular rotation on LA's KCRW, and went to #5 on the global blog aggregator Hype Machine, making it the 5th most blogged about song in the world at the time of its release.
Now, before this strange and unsettled year comes to a close, Andy has returned to his fans with the perfectly timed single "It's All Connected". And they are thrilled to have him back.