The name Andy Penkow is a relative new one on the country scene – but the artist has been consistently kicking goals for the past couple of years.
Hailing from the NSW South Coast, Penkow ended 2020 on a high with 10 weeks of charting in the Country Songs Top 40 and national airplay off the back of his Top 20 hit, "The Biggest Hearts Can Break".
For Andy, 2021 is all about new beginnings and one of those is the brand new single, "Protected Love".
The song is about coming to the realisation that the outcome of a broken relationship could have been different had you protected the other person more. It's about love, pain and remorse - but knowing deep down - you truly believe that love conquers all.
"I co-wrote this song with fellow artist and creative director Rip-Van Park. We both had similar experiences which made it easy to create a sad country love song", says Andy.
"It's about reflecting on a relationship that had turned bad and looking back on what you did wrong. I think everyone can relate to those sentiments".
"Protected Love" was produced by Rod Motbey at his Tracking Dog Studios on the NSW South Coast while the accompanying music video was directed by the song's co-writer, Rip-Van Park and shot around various Sydney locations.
Remember the name Andy Penkow because it's one you'll be hearing a whole lot more from over the next year!