New album: Drowning in the Shallow

A pain-filled yet beautiful new album, produced by Grammy award winner Alan Branch — full of stories of broken things and people longing to be made whole, told in Andy’s trademark organic, melodic style. Read the reviews…

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Notes from the Shallow End

The book to go with the album – the stories behind, beyond and between the songs on the album “Drowning in the Shallow”

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Review Quotes

“an album that may just be the best you’re likely to hear all year” – (Birmingham Sunday Mercury Album of the week)

“The lyrics are attractive and the man’s voice is utterly beguiling….he warrants a grander audience…All concept albums should be like Andy Flannagan‘s latest effort; soulful, truthful and embodying today by the bucketload…..Reading through his lyricism, listening to the pained expressions and hearing the emotion in his voice, Flannagan could be described as ‘doing a Bono’, albeit on a different and, perhaps intrinsically, more effective level. (Reviewed Online)

Flannagan’s modus operandi is to highlight injustice via a keen eye for detail and eloquent turn of phrase, his messages reaching their targets with more impact than any amount of knee-jerk sloganeering…..the music of Andy Flannagan covers a wide waterfront of political and social issues; carefully cushioned protest songs that attempt to charm listeners rather than wave placards in their faces. (Terry Staunton, RECORD COLLECTOR)

“Too often, the album is a place where singles wait to be released and B-sides go to die. Very rarely does an album tell a story, or offer real insight into the artist’s world. Creating a narrative on an album is a lost art. But when a record actually tells a moving and coherent story, then it can become a piece of art far more powerful than simply notes and words on a page. So it is with Andy Flannagan’s new album, Drowning in the Shallow.” (SOJOURNERS MAGAZINE)

This is a story telling album, which is so beautifully crafted that any songwriter would be proud of it. (Louder than the music)

I should report right away that this is a near perfect album – insightful and challenging lyrics, infectious melodies, warm, confident, clear and committed singing, tasteful musical accompaniment and gorgeous harmony vocals (Cross Rhythms 10/10)