By Andrew Bayer & Asbjørn
Andrew Bayer collaborates with Danish singer/songwriter Asbjørn on ‘American Boy’, out now.
Exploring cross-continental love in uncertain times, the indie-pop anthem ‘American Boy’ is taken from pt.1 of Andrew’s upcoming double album ‘Duality’, which leans into the experimental, boundary pushing side of his artistic persona.
Bayer and Asbjørn were introduced to each other by Above & Beyond’s Tony McGuinness, who set them up on a collaborative ‘blind date’ after Tony discovered Asbjørn’s music on Lulu Rouge’s ‘The Song Is In The Drum’ album. An epic joint effort emerged, ‘Super Human’, and the rest is history. They’ve also worked together on ‘Tomorrow Boys’ and recent single ‘Equal’, out now ahead of the release of ‘Duality’ pt. 1.
“I remember hearing [Asbjørn’s] music for the first time and thinking “this guy is completely out of my league!“. Tony took me to meet him in person at one of his electric shows in London, where I was completely floored once again. The best part was Asbjørn wanted to work with me! I was completely shook. We then went on to do ‘Super Human’ and ‘Tomorrow Boys’. I’m so happy to have him in the ‘Duality’ family.” - Andrew Bayer
“American Boy is written about a romance, which is fed by its own impossibility. In my experience, kamikaze relations are often easier to give into, cos they’re doomed anyway. Without the pressure of a potential future, what have you got to lose? At the same time, they have a tendency to turn into personified existential longing, and that’s exactly what’s happened in this song.” - Asbjørn
‘Duality’ pt. 1 is out on August 12, with the more club-minded ‘Duality’ pt. 2 following on October 28.