Andrew Allen is intoxicated by love in his romantic new single Linger — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A pop earworm that alternates between love ballad and dance tune, Linger makes use of simple beats, hooky harmonies, and well-placed breath and heartbeat effects, while its lyrics harness that universal feeling of infatuation and the joyful exuberance of having love returned.
“Linger dives into the intimate connection between two people and the desire you can’t help but see, feel, and want more of,” Andrew says. The song teases the Bernon, B.C. artist’s upcoming album 12:34 — a release set to document the ‘turning upside down’ of his life.
Its title, 12:34, is an ‘angel number’ Andrew says he’s seen repeatedly over the last few years, and one many believe is the universe’s way of communicating with us. “12:34 can be seen as a number of progression and/or steps along a journey or life path,” he shares. “It indicates that you may have to put some hard work and effort towards a new project, venture or important life change.”
The album catalogues all the various ups and downs that come with major change — from gaining the awareness that you’ve been numb in Don’t Feel Much to reflecting on a breakup in Did I Ever to experiencing new love in Wanted and Linger, all the way to the importance of a good support system through it all found in My Friends.
12:34 and Linger are the latest in a string of release successes for Allen. He has scored five Top 10 hits in Canada — 2009′s I Wanna Be Your Christmas, 2010’s Loving You Tonight (which was lodged in the upper reaches of the charts for more than 22 weeks), 2011’s I Want You, 2015’s What You Wanted and 2016’s Favourite Christmas Song.
His benchmark single Loving You Tonight got him signed to Epic Records and helped put him on tour with acts like Bruno Mars, One Republic, Andy Grammer, The Script, Train, Joshua Radin and The Barenaked Ladies. As a songwriter, he’s written with the likes of Meghan Trainor, Carly Rae Jepsen and Tyler Shaw, to name a few.