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Wyatt performing with Miike Snow in Los Angeles, California
|Birth name||Andrew Wyatt Blakemore|
|Born||Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.|
Andrew Wyatt Blakemore is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. Born and raised in Manhattan, New York, he has played in New York bands such as The A.M.and Black Beetle. He is currently the vocalist in the Swedish electronic pop band Miike Snow. Wyatt has worked extensively with other artists, writing and/or producing songs with Liam Gallagher, Lady Gaga, Lorde, Bruno Mars and others.
Wyatt grew up on Perry Street in Manhattanin the 1980s. At 18, he and musician Greg Kurstin formed the short-lived experimental pop band Funkraphiliacs, whereupon he was signed to Capitol Records as a solo artist. He worked on the album in Bath, UK, at Peter Gabriel's Real World studios for about a year, with the Pet Shop Boys and Siouxsie Sioux producer Stephen Hague, until chemical dependency and psychological issues forced him into hospitalization at New York's Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic. Surmising that a major label release with its incumbent pressures was not realistic, it was decided that a period of respite was needed. Wyatt moved to a small mountain town in Colorado for several years, and he briefly attended the University of Colorado.
After briefly studying at classical conservatory, he returned to New York City and shortly thereafter formed the group The A.M. with Michael Tighe and Parker Kindred, formerly of Jeff Buckley's band. The group released one album on Universal UK before disbanding in 2005.
He is currently the lead singer and co-songwriter for the Swedish band Miike Snow
Outside of his own band projects, Wyatt has worked extensively with other artists, writing and/or producing songs with Carl Barat,Mark Ronson, Tiggers, Dragons of Zynth, Coco Sumner, and many others. In 2011 he co-wrote "Grenade" with Bruno Mars. The song went to number one in several countries including the U.S, and earned a Grammy Nomination for Song of the Year. He has also in recent years begun doing sound installations for galleries and video art, and debuted Waves, a collaboration with photographer / video artist Sebastian Mlynarski, at The New Museum in New York. He co-created the music for the 2012 one-act ballet "Carbon Life" along with Mark Ronson and Wayne McGregor.
Wyatt released his debut solo album Descender on April 16, 2013 on INGRID/Downtown Records and the only live performance of the album to date was at Capitale in New York City on May 10, 2013 as part of the Downtown Festival.The album features the 75-piece Prague Philharmonic Orchestra with additional appearances by The Libertines' Anthony Rossomando, Spiritualized's bassist Brad Truax, Amen Dunes' Damon McMahon, and Tortoise's John Herndon. A short documentary directed by Sebastian Mlynarski, entitled "The Making of Descender," was made in collaboration with The Creator's Project on March 19, 2013. In the documentary Wyatt discussed the challenges of completing the album in only a month, as that was the only time he had between Miike Snow tours and it gave a behind the scenes look at the recording process. The first single from the project, "And Septimus...", was made available for streaming on February 19, 2013 and a music video for the single that was filmed in Buenos Aires and directed by Sebastian Mlynarski, premiered on Rolling Stone.com on May 7, 2013.
In May 2015, he collaborated with Flume on his track "Some Minds", featuring vocals and lyrics.
Andrew Wyatt earned the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2019 for "Shallow", which he co-wrote with Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson and Anthony Rossomando.For Wyatt, Ronson and Rossomando, it was their first nomination and first win; for Lady Gaga, it was her second nomination and first win. The song features in the 2018 film A Star Is Born , starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.
On June 29, 2019, Wyatt joined Liam Gallagher onstage at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival, playing guitar on "The River", which he co-wrote with the former Oasis frontman.It was one of eleven tracks co-written by Wyatt to feature on Gallagher's second album Why Me? Why Not. , seven of which he also produced. The album was released in September 2019, and shot to number one in the UK charts.
|2019||" Trigger"||Major Lazer, Khalid||Songwriter|
|"Hit Me Where It Hurts"||Caroline Polachek||Pang||Co-producer/songwriter|
|"Slide Away"||Miley Cyrus||Producer/songwriter|
|" One of Us"||Liam Gallagher||Why Me? Why Not.||Producer/songwriter|
|" The River"|
|"Don't Leave Me Lonely" (feat. YEBBA)||Mark Ronson||Late Night Feelings||Songwriter|
|"When U Went Away" (feat. YEBBA)|
|"Mother's Daughter"||Miley Cyrus||She Is Coming||Producer/songwriter|
|"Party Up the Street"|
|"So Bad (feat. HAIM)"||Gesaffelstein||Hyperion||Songwriter|
|2018||"Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"||Miley Cyrus||Revamp: The Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin||Producer|
|"The Bitch is Back"||Miley Cyrus||Restoration: The Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin||Producer|
|"Amen"||Lil Wayne||Creed II: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack||Co-producer/songwriter|
|"Shallow"||Lady Gaga||A Star Is Born Soundtrack||Songwriter|
|"No Choir"||Florence and the Machine||High as Hope||Songwriter|
|"So Sad So Sexy"||Lykke Li||So Sad So Sexy||Songwriter|
|2017||"Perfect Places"||Lorde||Melodrama (Lorde album)||Co-producer|
|"First Time"||Kacy Hill||Like a Woman||Songwriter|
|"Doesn't Have to Be That Way"||Liam Gallagher||As You Were||Songwriter|
|"Come Back to Me"|
|"Wall of Glass"|
|2016||"Dream Awake"||Dream Awake|
|"Wings of Love (Tantra Version feat. Jasbir Jassi)"||Wings of Love (Tantra Version)|
|"Wings of Love"||Wings of Love|
|"Wild Season"||Banks & Steelz||Anything But Words||Producer/songwriter|
|"Wish That You Were Here"||Florence + The Machine||Original Soundtrack for the film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children||Songwriter|
|"The Heart of Me"||Miike Snow||iii||Producer/songwriter|
|"Heart Is Full"|
|"For U" (feat. Charli XCX)|
|"I Feel the Weight"|
|"Back of the Car"|
|"Over and Over"|
|"Longshot (7 Nights)"|
|"Heart Is Full" (Remix feat. Run the Jewels)||"Heart Is Full (Remix)"|
|"Empire Underground"||The Big Pink||Empire Underground||Songwriter|
|"Everyday Life"||Lion Babe||Begin||Producer/songwriter|
|2015||"New Love"||Dua Lipa||Dua Lipa||Co-producer/songwriter|
|"Some Minds" (feat. Andrew Wyatt)||Flume||Some Minds||Featured artist/songwriter|
|"Little Ballerina"||Emile Haynie||We Fall||Songwriter|
|"Who to Blame" (feat. Randy Newman)|
|"Come Find Me" (feat. Lykke Li and Romy)|
|"Nobody Believes You" (feat. Andrew Wyatt and Colin Blunstone)||Featured artist/songwriter|
|"Falling Apart" (feat. Andrew Wyatt and Brian Wilson)|
|"Hand in the Fire" (feat. Charli XCX)||Mr. Oizo||Hand in the Fire||Songwriter|
|"Heavy and Rolling" (feat. Andrew Wyatt)||Mark Ronson||Uptown Special||Featured artist/songwriter|
|"The Heart of You"||Anna Calvi||Original Soundtrack for the film Insurgent||Songwriter|
|2014||"Push" (feat. Andrew Wyatt)||A-Trak||Push||Featured artist/songwriter|
|"Die Tonight"||Charli XCX||Sucker||Songwriter|
|"I Need Ur Luv"|
|2013||"Horse Latitudes"||Andrew Wyatt||Descender||Producer/songwriter|
|"It Won't Let You Go"|
|"Descender (Death of 1000 Cuts)"|
|"In Paris They Know How to Build a Monument"|
|"There Is a Spring"|
|"Empty Church" (feat. Andrew Wyatt)||Creep||Echoes||Featured artist/songwriter|
|2012||"Remedy" (feat. Miike Snow)||Crookers||From Then Until Now||Featured artist/songwriter|
|"When I Was Your Man"||Bruno Mars||Unorthodox Jukebox||Songwriter|
|"Enter the Jokers Lair"||Miike Snow||Happy to You||Producer/songwriter|
|"God Help This Divorce"|
|"Bavarian #1 (Say You Will)"|
|"Black Tin Box" (feat. Lykke Li)|
|2011||"Dazed"||Daniel Merriweather||Original Soundtrack for the film Arthur||Producer/songwriter|
|2010||"Change"||Love & War||Co-producer/songwriter|
|"For Your Money"||Love & Money||Songwriter|
|"Je Regrette, Je Regrette"||Carl Barât||Carl Barât||Songwriter/mixing-engineer|
|"Ode to a Girl"|
|"What Have I Done"|
|"Somebody to Love Me" (feat. Andrew Wyatt and Boy George)||Mark Ronson & the Business Intl||Record Collection||Featured artist/songwriter|
|"Grenade"||Bruno Mars||Doo-Wops & Hooligans||Songwriter|
|2009||"Animal"||Miike Snow||Miike Snow||Producer/songwriter|
|"Song for No One"|
|"Black & Blue"|
|"In Search Of"|
|"No Starry World"|
|2007||"Pop! Goes My Heart"||Hugh Grant||Original Soundtrack for the film Music and Lyrics||Producer/songwriter|
|"Buddha's Delight"||Haley Bennett||Songwriter|
|2005||"Shine"||Ricky Fanté||Original Soundtrack for the film Robots||Songwriter|
|2003||"Deep City Diver"||The A.M.||The A.M.||Songwriter|
|"If I Was the Sheriff"|
|2016||Valium Valentine||MoMA PS1||Sarah Ortmeyer|
|2012||Carbon Life||Royal Opera/The Royal Ballet||Mark Ronson and Wayne McGregor|
|2010||Waves||The New Museum||Sebastian Mlynarski|
|2012||Grammy Awards||Song of the Year||"Grenade"||Nominated|
|2018||Hollywood Music in Media Awards||Best Original Song – Feature Film||"Shallow"||Won|
|2019||Academy Awards||Best Original Song||Won|
|2019||Capri Hollywood International Film Festival||Best Original Song||Won|
|2019||Critics' Choice Movie Awards||Best Song||Won|
|2019||Georgia Film Critics Association||Best Original Song||Won|
|2019||Golden Globe Awards||Best Original Song||Won|
|2019||Grammy Awards||Song of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Song Written for Visual Media||Won|
|2019||Houston Film Critics Society||Best Original Song||Won|
|2019||Satellite Awards||Best Original Song||Won|
Anthony Rossomando is an American writer-producer, composer, and guitarist. He along with Carl Barât was a founding member of Dirty Pretty Things. He previously stood in for Pete Doherty in The Libertines as a touring member. He has also been a live member of British New Rave band Klaxons. He was also a member of Boston-based band The Damn Personals. He also has co-written songs with D'angelo, Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, and Cathy Dennis. Rossomando's songs are represented by Downtown Music Publishing.
Mark Daniel Ronson is a British-American musician, DJ, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his collaborations with artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Adele, Lily Allen, Robbie Williams, Miley Cyrus, Queens of the Stone Age, and Bruno Mars. He has received seven Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year for Winehouse's album Back to Black and two for Record of the Year singles "Rehab" and "Uptown Funk". He received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy Award for co-writing the song "Shallow" for the film A Star is Born (2018).
Miike Snow is a Swedish indie pop band formed in 2007. The band consists of producing team Bloodshy & Avant and American singer Andrew Wyatt. The band is often represented by a silhouette image of a jackalope. In their career, the band has released three studio albums: Miike Snow (2009), Happy to You (2012), and iii (2016).
"Animal" is a song performed by Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow. It was released as the first single from the band's 2009 self-titled debut album on 17 February 2009 through Columbia and Downtown Records. Written by the band alongside Henrik Jonback, "Animal" is a pop song with instrumentation provided by horns and staccato synthesizers. Lead singer Andrew Wyatt has explained that it has an ambiguous meaning; its lyrics can be interpreted as dealing with matters such as addiction, basic instincts or dissatisfaction when one's needs are not met by society.
Miike Snow is the self-titled debut album by Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow. It was released in the United States on 22 September 2009 by Downtown Records and in the United Kingdom on 26 October 2009 by Columbia Records, reaching number ninety-five on the UK Albums Chart. A deluxe edition was released on the iTunes Store in the US and Australia on 13 April 2010 and in Japan on 26 May 2010, including remixes of past tracks and "The Rabbit".
Lars Christian Karlsson, also known by his stage name Bloodshy, is a Swedish record producer, DJ, and remixer known for his work with the musical groups Bloodshy and Avant, Miike Snow, INGRID, and Galantis. He started his international music career as one half of the electro pop duo Bloodshy & Avant with Pontus Winnberg, producing and co-writing tracks for pop stars such as Madonna, BoA, Kylie Minogue, and Katy Perry. Bloodshy & Avant notably co-wrote and produced Britney Spears' single "Toxic", which earned them a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in 2005. While continuing to work with Bloodshy and Avant, Karlsson also became a member of the indie pop band Miike Snow around 2007. Miike Snow, the group's debut album, was released in 2009, and peaked at number 11 on the Top Electronic Albums chart in the United States. Miike Snow won the 2011 European Border Breakers Award, and their second album Happy to You reached No. 1 on the Belgian Heatseekers Albums Chart and 43 on the Billboard 200.
Out of the Game is the seventh studio album by singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, released in Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada in April 2012 and in the United States on May 1, 2012 through Decca Records/Polydor Records. The album was produced by Mark Ronson. Recording sessions began in May 2011. Guest musicians include his sister Martha Wainwright, Thomas "Doveman" Bartlett, drummer Andy Burrows, guitarist Nels Cline, members of the Dap-Kings, Sean Lennon, the alternative rock band Wilco, Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner.
"Black & Blue" is a song performed by the Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow. It was released as the second single from the band's 2009 album, Miike Snow on 15 October 2009 by Columbia Records. The song was written by the band with Henrik Jonback and Juliet Richardson. Band members Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg of the production duo Bloodshy & Avant had conceptualized the chorus before forming the band with Andrew Wyatt in 2007, but saved the idea for the Miike Snow project rather than offering it to another artist. "Black & Blue" is a blue-eyed soul and electronica song that is sung in a breathy falsetto style with piano and synthesizer instrumentation.
"Silvia" is a song performed by Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow. Written and produced by the band, it is a six-minute electronic piano ballad that features drum and synthesizer instrumentation and electro house beats. Lyrically, it speaks of longing and lead singer Andrew Wyatt's vocals are edited with Auto-Tune. "Silvia" served as the third and final single from the band's 2009 self-titled debut album. Columbia Records first digitally released it as a remix extended play (EP) on 22 January 2010. Band members Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg contributed their own remix to the release, using the alias Robotberget.
"Paddling Out" is a song by Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow from their second studio album, Happy to You (2012). It was released as the album's lead single on 23 January 2012 through Columbia, Downtown and Universal Republic. Written and produced by the band, the song was recorded in a studio previously occupied by Swedish pop group ABBA, which influenced its sound. Band member Pontus Winnberg dubbed the track an homage to dance floor disco. Musically, "Paddling Out" is a piano-driven electropop and house song with disco, Italo house and acid jazz elements, backed by a four on the floor beat.
"The Wave" is a song performed by Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow. It was released as the second single from the band's second studio album Happy to You (2012) on 14 May 2012, through Axtone, Columbia, Downtown and Universal Republic. The song was written and produced by the band. Musically, "The Wave" is an electropop song with marching band influences and autoharp, military drum and piano instrumentation. It features Swedish musician Gustav Ejstes on autoharp and the Swedish Army drum corps on military drums.
The discography of Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow consists of three studio albums, two extended plays (EPs), eleven singles, fifteen music videos, and ten remixes for other artists. Formed in Stockholm in 2007, the band consists of Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg of production duo Bloodshy & Avant and American vocalist Andrew Wyatt. The band began by sharing tracks and remixes on the free music website RCRD LBL that proved successful in the music blogosphere. The act preserved its anonymity by using a silhouetted jackalope avatar before revealing itself as a three-man band. The band released the debut studio album Miike Snow (2009) through Downtown Records to favorable reviews from music critics. The album spawned three commercial singles, two of which—"Animal" and "Black & Blue"—had moderate impact on charts in Belgium and the United Kingdom in 2009. The debut single "Animal" subsequently received a gold certification in the United States.
Descender is the debut solo album by American singer/songwriter Andrew Wyatt of the indie dance trio Miike Snow. In a departure from his work with his main project and work as a producer, Wyatt recorded the album in Prague backed by a 75-piece orchestra, with guest appearances by The Libertines' Anthony Rossomando, Interpol's touring bassist Brad Truax, and Tortoise's John Herndon.
iii is the third studio album by Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow. It was released in the United States on 4 March 2016.
"Genghis Khan" is a song performed by Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow from their third studio album, iii (2016). Written and produced by the band alongside Henrik Jonback, the song was conceived when lead singer Andrew Wyatt felt like a tyrant while in a long-distance relationship, comparing his cruelty to that of Mongolian emperor Genghis Khan. Wyatt did not want to commit to the relationship, while simultaneously not wanting her being involved with anybody else. Wyatt believed the public could relate to this irrational jealousy, recognizing it as a truth of human nature. Musically, "Genghis Khan" is an electropop song with funk and R&B influences and lyrics which see the protagonist likening his jealousy to the behavior of the Mongolian emperor.
"My Trigger" is a song performed by Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow from their third studio album, iii (2016). Written and produced by the band, the song contains elements from J Dilla's "The Diff'rence" (2006), which samples "Fruitman" (1974) by Kool & the Gang. The writers of both compositions obtained writing credit. "My Trigger" is an electropop and indie pop song, the lyrics of which speak of spending a weekend with a stripper. Lead singer Andrew Wyatt also revealed that it comments on the sex industry in the United States. The song was released on 9 September 2016, through Jackalope and Atlantic as the third single from iii.
"Heart Is Full" is a song recorded by Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow for their third studio album, iii (2016). Written by the band alongside Vincent Pontare, the song contains elements from Marlena Shaw's 1967 recording of "Waiting for Charlie to Come Home", penned by Bob Hilliard and Burt Bacharach. "Heart Is Full" is an electropop and hip hop song with instrumentation provided by drums, horn and Wurlitzer electric piano. Described by the band as different from their other work, the song was selected as the album's lead single as vocalist Andrew Wyatt deemed it a "jarring reintroduction" following the band's three-year break. The single was released on 30 October 2015 through Jackalope and Atlantic.
A Star Is Born is the soundtrack album to the 2018 musical film of the same name, performed by its stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. It was released on October 5, 2018, by Interscope Records. Gaga and Cooper collaborated on the soundtrack album with an assortment of country musicians, including Lukas Nelson, who also stars in the film as a member of Cooper's band. For the more pop-oriented songs on the soundtrack, Gaga teamed up with recurring collaborator DJ White Shadow. The soundtrack also includes contributions from Jason Isbell, Mark Ronson, Diane Warren, and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow. Commercially, it has topped the charts in more than 15 countries, attaining gold and platinum certifications from many of them, while selling over six million copies worldwide. The track "Shallow" was released as the soundtrack's lead single on September 27, 2018, while "Always Remember Us This Way" and "I'll Never Love Again" also received a limited release in selected countries.
"Shallow" is a song performed by American singer Lady Gaga and American actor and filmmaker Bradley Cooper. It was released through Interscope Records on September 27, 2018 as the lead single from the soundtrack of the 2018 musical romantic drama film, A Star Is Born. "Shallow" was written by Gaga with Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando and Mark Ronson, and produced by Gaga with Benjamin Rice. The song is heard three times throughout the film, most prominently during a sequence when Cooper's character Jackson Maine invites Gaga's character Ally to perform it onstage with him. The scene was filmed in front of a live audience at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, California.
"The Heart of Me" is a song by Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow from their third studio album, iii (2016). Written and produced by the band, the song was initially issued as a buzz single on 19 February 2016, in anticipation of the album's release. Subsequently, Atlantic Records sent it to alternative radio in the United States on 15 November 2016, as the fourth and final single off the album. Musically, "The Heart of Me" is a synth-laden chillwave song with indie rock elements and emotional lyrics. It features background vocals by English singer Charli XCX.