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R & B - Soul | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,462   
Member Since: 2006
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Two and a half years ago, Anduze released “Oracle”…and then he disappeared. Over the ensuing months, he’d turn up doing acoustic shows in historic buildings converted into bars, like Freud Café in Oxford, England. Then maybe you’d see him at one of Paris’s hottest clubs, Man Ray, performing with house music producer and DJ, Walter Taeib. A few weeks later, perhaps you’d catch Anduze absorbing his surroundings on the Greek island of Santorini, or spot him in the train station in Florence, Italy. But wherever he surfaced, it didn’t take long for the locals to grasp the concept…Anduze is a musician of the people--an underground realist whose reflection is mirrored through sound, not sight.

During his two year absence, Anduze took some time away from his passion of songwriting. It’s something every artist must do to retain clarity, originality, and most of all, sanity. Interestingly enough however, he used his pen to invoke an entirely different outlet instead…writing screenplays. A film major in college, Anduze always eyed the prospect of entering the movie biz, which is what recently prompted him to move to a place that encompasses opportunities for all of his talents combined…Los Angeles, California.

Since returning to the States, he’s opened for Def Jam recording artist, Ne-Yo, in the Virgin Islands, and loaned his services to a charity event sponsored by Much Music in Toronto, Canada. Oh yeah…and he also recorded an album.

After experimenting with different sounds while always expanding his knowledge of music, Anduze seems to have finally found his niche. Appropriately titled, “Roadless Traveler,” the new album is an acoustic based collage of songs both new and old. A few of them, pulled from the depths of his songbook, were written almost six years ago. If you’ve followed his music, it’s certain you will agree that the growth between this album and those prior is exponential. While always solid lyrically, the progressions here are more daring, and the musicianship lends a hand to the album’s ultra organic vibe. The first track, “Just Feel Good” woos you under its command, while others like “Hostage” and “Falling” float you through the emotions swimming around Anduze’s brain. The closing song, “Here I Go”, boasts an intrepid realization in what might be one of the most honest and straightforward love songs ever written. But judging from the journey Anduze has endured, it’s no surprise that his drug of music comes without a sugar coating.