Andrew Montgomery, singer of Scottish Britpop band Geneva teams up with Sweden’s Leo Josefsson
These days, our lives are forever lived in the public eye. We share photos of the food we eat, voice our innermost secrets, bare our bad habits, pimp our pets and air our dirty laundry. Ceaselessly, unrelentingly, unthinkably…24/7 on Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter and/or Instagram.
We no longer spend our time with real friends and live in the moment. Instead we focus on digital buddies we’ve never met, who we desperately try to court, to connect for just a moment and get that all-important like that validates who we are. We are, all of us, truly, madly and deeply… dying on the vine.
The cats, the food, the remedies…your kids, your life, your family…can’t you see the irony… in non-exclusive privacy?
The new Unify Separate single ‘Dying on the Vine’ channels classic synthpop with acidic social commentary.
Unify Separate is the intriguing result of a collaboration between Andrew Montgomery (vocals), singer of Scottish band Geneva, and Leo Josefsson (machines), the frontman of Swedish band Lowe. The pair met a few months after Montgomery had relocated to Sweden, when a drunken singalong to Rhinestone Cowboy at a barbecue prompted Leo to ask Andrew to try writing songs together. Except without sequins.
With a unique voice that’s equal parts choirboy and soul boy, Montgomery made waves in the Britpop era with Geneva, scoring four emotive Top 40 singles and two critically-feted albums (‘Further’ and ‘Weather Underground’) on Nude Records between 1996 and 2000, touring with label mates Suede along the way. In 2014, after a long silence, he released his debut solo album ’Ruled by Dreams’, produced by Sean McGhee (Robyn, Alison Moyet, Imogen Heap), and reformed Geneva in 2019.
Josefsson is a luminary of the Stockholm synth scene with the bands Lowe and Statemachine, whose work has been recognised with several Scandinavian Alternative Music Awards, including Best Newcomer, Best Live Act, Best Song and Best Album.
Unify Separate play widescreen, beautiful, electronic music that is the dystopian film soundtrack to the end of an affair or a broken dream, combining Leo’s epic wall of synths with Andrew’s distinctive three-octave vocals. Their music is proof that machines can dream, and it’s all done with oceans of emotion.
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