Local singer/songwriter Andrew Castro only started playing live shows in the summer of 2013 and has already logged nearly 300 performances. He plays a lot here in town at coffee shops, open mics and things of that sort, but he’s also gigged in San Francisco, Los Angeles and even New York. His acoustic-based sound is pop-y and upbeat with heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics about falling in and out of love.
“Most of my songs are about relationships,” Castro recently told Submerge. “Not necessarily all love songs, but just analyzing certain aspects of failed relationships and long-distance relationships.”
His newest six-track EP out now on iTunes titled Inside/Out follows this subject matter.
“‘Fall’ is my favorite song,” he said of the new EP. “It’s about seeing the person you are in love with fall in love with someone else and you know the relationship is finally over and can never be anything romantic ever again.”
Castro recorded the songs on the new EP with Casey Groat of Groatesque Studios in Sacramento over a period of three months from October to early January, where they created all their own beats from scratch and worked on a full production including strings, piano, harmonies, the whole nine. Castro is celebrating with fellow Sacramento singer/songwriter Xochitl (featured in our last issue of Submerge) at a dual EP release show at Shine on Saturday, Feb. 28. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m., is only $5 and will also feature openings sets by Ruby J and Meghan Bone. Shine is located at 1400 E Street. Learn more about Castro at Andrewcastromusic.com and for more on the venue, visit Shinesac.com.