Judah's 5th full-length will release on April 20, 2020
On Impossible Staircase, Canadian singer/songwriter Andrew Judah puts us inside the mind of a person struggling with addiction. “The song that started it all was Best In Show”, recalls Andrew. “It was an older idea that I decided to finish and release as a single. The lyrics sort of just poured out of me on an improvised vocal take. It felt sincere, so I pulled on that thread a little harder.
”"This led me down a path of writing a bunch of songs about a close friend who was struggling with addiction."Andrew Judah
“I wrote from various perspectives”, Judah continues, “observing my feelings, the feelings of those more directly affected, and the thoughts and feelings of a person who is both the confident driver and the unwilling passenger of a full-on train-wreck. One of the initial concepts for this record was the emphasis on the idea of feedback loops. Researching this led to me stumbling down a rabbit hole one evening. I eventually landed on an MC Esher painting titled “Ascending and Descending”, which prominently features a set of Penrose steps–also called the ‘Impossible Staircase’. It felt like a fitting image for an album focused on the experience of somebody trapped in a feedback loop.”
‘Impossible Staircase’ will be released on April 20th, 2020.