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article imageAndrew Hagar opens up about new S.0.S EP and technology Special

By Markos Papadatos     Apr 19, 2019 in Music
Singer-songwriter Andrew Hagar of S.0.S chatted with Digital Journal about his debut EP "From the Other Side I." He is the son of veteran rocker Sammy Hagar.
Regarding his new EP, he said, "These are a few of the songs that I have been writing over the last couple of years. I started playing music in 2016 and I started a lot off the bat. I wrote a lot of songs that never saw the light of day on any recording. These were some of the better songs that I had written and they were all centered around a couple of short stories that I wrote on a plane a long time ago."
"This is a bit of an experimental concept EP. It's about a dude that falls into a black hole into a weird new world. This EP is comprised of songs that deal with that short story," he added. "It's a real true expression of myself. The rest of the songs will be a part of another EP that will be part II."
He acknowledged that "Triggerman" was inspired by some tragic events, however, he turned that into something positive.
Andrew will be touring with his father, Sammy Hagar (of Van Halen fame), and The Circle all summer long. "That will be amazing," he foreshadowed. "We always have a great time on the road."
He revealed that he and his friend King Daniel curate a monthly showcase at Hotel Café in Los Angeles, California, called 'The Holy Stoned Revival.' In addition, he will be performing with Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers in Mexico this June.
Andrew noted that he would love to collaborate more with his older brother, Aaron since whenever they get together, their vibe is reminiscent of The Everly Brothers. "Hopefully, I will work more with my brother in the future," he said.
Digital transformation of the music business
On the impact of technology on the music industry, Andrew described it as a double-edged sword. "Ultimately, it's a blessing. My theory is that there is no incentive for people to develop mastery anything for anything. Anyone can do anything, which is a wonderful thing, but it also causes a lot of noise and a lot of static. You need to position yourself in a unique spot or niche to pull through the static," he said.
"For me, the streaming services have not necessarily been kind, and I don't push people to listen on Spotify and Apple Music. I encourage them to visit my Bandcamp page," he said.
Regarding his thoughts on the Music Modernization Act, Andrew said, "As a songwriter, I just want people to be fairly compensated for their work. I feel that it's a blessing. I just want what is best for music and for musicians."
From the Other Side I EP is available on iTunes and on Spotify. "We poured our heart and soul in this EP. It was a labor of love. It was a culmination of hard work over the last few years," he concluded.
To learn more about Andrew Hagar and his music, check out his official website and on Instagram.
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