News: Andi Rogers releases the blackout sessions
Posted May 3, 2017
Andi Rogers wears many hats: she is a musician (andi., Night Driving in Small Towns, star-splitter), a poet (Ph.D. in Poetry, Georgia State University, 2016), and a professor of writing at Georgia Tech. But her greatest love, and the one that she returns to time and time again, is writing lyrics.
Rogers' second solo EP, the blackout sessions, was released on all digital platforms February 17th, 2017. The songs on the new EP are a bit of a departure for Rogers, both musically and lyrically, and were written in the wake of a massive transition: the unexpected end of a long-term relationship that had spanned nearly a decade. "It felt like a divorce," Rogers says, "and everyone knows divorce records are the most heartbreakingly easy to write." As a result, several lyrical themes emerged, including: the search for truth in a post-truth world, the seductive power of nostalgia, the ways in which we deal with loss, and, in a song-length nod to the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the question of whether or not we can somehow erase our pasts or fix our mistakes.
Rogers' future plans include another solo release in the near future. The content this time, she says, will be much like that found in her poems: "that most dangerous of combinations -- the artistic outburst which marries public-facing politics with personal experience."
Link to the blackout sessions on Bandcamp*:https://andimusicatl.bandcamp.com/album/the-blackout-sessions *Also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Music, Youtube, etc.