Interview with 

Andie Mechanic

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What were your favorite songs growing up?

Fifteen - Taylor Swift

All I Want - Kodaline Superman - Five For Fighting


What is the best advice you have ever received as an artist? - or which advice would you give other artists?

No one is going to care more about your artist project than you are

Describe your music in one sentence.

If A24 was an artist

What is the inspiration behind your song "Clinton"?

There was a time in my life when all hell broke loose and my mind turned darker than it ever had before. I felt like I had entered the haunted house in my own horror movie. This is that story.

What is the inspiration behind your song "down to size"?

When I was 13 years old, I stumbled upon a really dark, self-hating part of the internet and found myself brainwashed by other people’s mental illness. This song was about that time, written from my now-recovered perspective.

Can you tell us about the process when working on new music?

For me, everything starts with the song. And even before that, it starts with something i have to process through song. Usually this is any uncomfortable or shameful emotion I’m feeling. Once I identify that feeling, I put it into melody/lyrics and flesh it out into a full song structure. Then I track vocals over an instrument and get to work creating the sonic world around it. The most important goal to me is making the sonics sound like the original feeling that sparked the song.

What is your favorite song at the moment?

Noise by Abby Holliday

Could you give us some spoilers on upcoming music?

“Fucking lingerie on my computer screen”


Who would you love to collaborate with?

Rob Milton, Dan Nigro, Michael Pollack, Charli Adams, Amy Allen, Steph Jones, Jonathan Class

How did you start making music?

With a song called “Let Me Bok” at like four years old. Juliana Posner if you ever read this I hope you know you were the start of it all.

What does music mean to you?

There is no life without songwriting. It is everything I am.

What's it like being at Berklee - how has it changed/influenced your perspective on music or your working process?!

Being at Berklee has been overwhelmingly positive and impactful to my life and career. It’s given me access to the people I collaborate with the most and the people I hope to develop stronger relationships with in the future. It’s given me professors who challenge me to grow as a writer and support me in my gigantic dreams of hit songwriting. Will always be really grateful for this school.