It’s crazy how much technology has changed the music scene. When I was in high school, if you wanted to record a song, you needed some pretty pricey equipment. This was all on top of actually having instruments. Nowadays all you need is an iPhone and a guitar, and you can be in business. And a few rings on your fingers, if your name is Andy Gruhin.
Andy Gruhin is a pop-punk rocker turned singer/songwriter from Washington D.C. starting to make a name for himself with tracks like “Bring Me Down” and “Cobweb Kid.” With his newest track though, Gruhin finds himself trading out his electric guitar for an acoustic and the change of pace really pays off.
The track, recorded 80% on an iPhone, is called “Double Cross,” and it’s a laid back affair where Gruhin’s lyrics really have a chance to take center stage. He weaves a story of lost love and the pain of revisiting it, played out over a simple acoustic guitar riff. Throw in some electronics and ring banging (yeah, that crazy helicopter sound is some rings hitting a table) and Gruhin takes you right back to that time in your life when you were absolutely crushed by someone you loved, but knew you were becoming a better person for it.
Make sure you go check out Gruhin’s website where you can pick up the track as a free download.