Monday, March 20, 2023

Andie Mechanic Visits Section 36 Music!

Section 36 
Music has another visitor! 
Andie Mechanic is a talented singer whose upcoming single "Clinton" is one you won't want to miss. I was so excited that she was willing to visit with us and discuss her music, future goals, and more. I’m sure you’ll enjoy everything she has to say.

So, let's see what happens when Andie Mechanic visits Section 36 Music!

I really enjoyed your recent single, “Call it Even”. What can you tell me about it? 

“Call it Even" is, to me, a really earnest and humbling song. It was written (with fellow Berklee student Henry Patterson) about wishing I could reach out to someone I had broken up with, in the hopes that they might still want to know me. I was listening to a lot of indie-folk music at the time and really wanted to capture that intimate, soft-pop sound that can be so emotional and so cathartic. 

I’m excited for your upcoming release, “Clinton”. What should I know about it? 

Thanks so much. “Clinton” is the most special song I’ve ever put out. It’s challenging. And dark. And raw and honest and disturbing. Be ready to confront your past and anything you’ve tried to put behind you, because this song was written to bring it all up to the surface. 

This spring, you will graduate from Berklee College of Music. What’s the biggest thing you can see Berklee doing for your career? 

Berklee has already given me so much as a songwriter. It’s connected me with the people I’m lucky enough to call friends and collaborators. These are the same people I’m starting to build my career alongside and with. We’re all so genuinely supportive of each other and really push each other to keep going. To me, that’s priceless.


Who or what would you consider your biggest musical influences? 

As a kid, I listened to really hooky and singable music. Broadway musicals, Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles, Ed Sheeran. That’s how I started writing songs. As I got older, I dove deeper into the unconventional and boundary-pushing indie world. Artists that have shaped me as of the last few years are Holly Humberstone, Carol Ades, The 1975, and Phoebe Bridgers- people who aren’t afraid to say something gut-wrenchingly honest and make it sound like how it feels. 

What would you say is your biggest career challenge?

I would say finding my audience has been the biggest struggle so far. I’m a new artist, with only 3 songs out. I’m basically throwing my music into the abyss and screaming, “pay attention to me!” in the hopes that the people who are going to love my music find it. You just keep doing that until eventually, hopefully, they do. 

What are your immediate career goals? 

This summer, I’m moving out to LA to fully pursue being asongwriter. It’s wonderfully, terrifyingly exciting. The goal is to have as many sessions as can fit in a week and continue to grow as a writer and collaborator. Writing with and for other artists is the greatest joy of my life and I can’t wait to do it full-time. I’ll also be putting out my own music (expect more singles to come throughout 2023) and growing my artist project with every release. Play some shows, get some people who really care about these songs to sing them back to me. That’s the dream.


Let's get some people listening to her music!

As always, I want to thank Andie for visiting with us, and for sending along the pictures to accompany the interview.

I'm sure you’ll all want to follow along with her to see what she's up to. I would definitely follow her on Instagram, and/or Spotify. In fact, go do both right now!

Thanks again Andie, and good luck reaching your goals!

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