Andy Polk is the White Isaac Newton

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and the same holds true in music. In a medium defined by sound, it’s a little bit of silence that often makes the difference. This truth is evidenced in the discography of Andy Polk, an up-and-coming singer-songwriter and Syracuse attendee. Polk is getting love from the notable Jeremy Zucker’s camp, and for good reason, as his freshly minted debut album ‘anyway,’ showcases a natural flair, and a deliberate understanding of how to make a song pop. The album is top-to-bottom solid, but ‘Timeline’ is undoubtedly the signature track of the second half. Carried by a xylophone-esque lead which drops the listener off into a river of bass, Polk plays with silence expertly as he interjects with truthful and perceptive lyrics. Distorted guitar slides and a sparkling background synth round out the powerful ensemble.


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