VIDEO PREMIERE: Andrew James Johnson – Elysian Dreams

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Andrew James Johnson is a new composer and solo pianist whose compositional style oozes a rich harmonic language that’s contained within an uncluttered template.

Prizing intuition and purity, he approaches piano in an uncomplicated, instinctive way.

Having grown up in Birmingham within a working class family, Andrew says he had to fight for his music education – and he’s clearly reverential to pure compositional forms.

His debut single, Elysian Dreams, features a melody created almost entirely on the black keys, which weaves its way in and out of the piece as it gently unravels.

Ahead of the release of Andrew’s first album Winter’s Heart in November, he gives us first look at the Elysian Dreams video, recorded live as Asylum Chapel, London –