Andy Black – They Don’t Need To Understand

Now, we’re a bit late on the scene here, but if you’re anything like me you’ll steer clear of anything that has the words ‘Black Veil Brides’ near it. But yesterday, I decided to bite my tongue and give Andy Black a go, and the phrase “pleasantly surprised” has never been more true.

Usually draped in questionable outfits accompanied by more make up than my whole collection put together, BVB front-man Andy Biersack is unrecognisable in this video for his new side project. Who would’ve thought hiding under the goth-glam was an attractive young man with a killer vocal? They Don’t Need To Understand sounds like something fresh out of Nickelbacks discography, and we mean that in the most complimentary way possible…

Alongside the release last month, Andy released a statement about his new project.

“I have always been interested in a broad spectrum of music and though the music that BVB makes is certainly my favorite stylistically, I am also heavily influenced by the dark melodic synth laden styles of bands from the 80’s such as Sisters of Mercy, Depeche Mode, Lords of the New Church etc. Over the last year or so I decided in my down town that it might be fun to take a stab at writing some material that is more in the “dark wave” vein simply for fun and as a hobby. I have now written almost a complete albums worth of material… Some on my own and some in collaboration with friends and other artists but all of which I am very proud of and excited about.”

Andy (centre) in Black Veil Brides

As much as we not-so-secretly wish this meant an end for Black Veil Brides, Andy has made it clear on multiple occasions that this isn’t the case, saying the fourth album is “coming along better than anything we’ve ever done.” Lets just hope he’ll at least ditch the make-up when he makes his return with his pals.


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