Andrew Wyatt

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.[2] and Black Beetle. He is currently the vocalist in the Swedish electronic pop band Miike Snow.[3][4] Wyatt has worked extensively with other artists, writing and/or producing songs with Liam Gallagher, Lady Gaga, Lorde, Bruno Mars and others.[5]

Andrew Wyatt
Wyatt performs with Miike Snow at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California
Background information
Birth nameAndrew Wyatt Blakemore[1]
BornManhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • Bass
  • keyboard
  • vocals
Years active2003–present
Associated acts

Early life and education

Wyatt grew up on Perry Street in Manhattan[5] in the 1980s.[6] 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,[7] 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.[8]


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.[9][10]

He is currently the lead singer and co-songwriter for the Swedish band Miike Snow[3][11][12]

Outside of his own band projects, Wyatt has worked extensively with other artists, writing and/or producing songs with Carl Barat,[13][14] Mark Ronson,[15][16][17] 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.[1] He co-created the music for the 2012 one-act ballet "Carbon Life" along with Mark Ronson and Wayne McGregor.[18]

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.[19] 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.[20] A short documentary directed by Sebastian Mlynarski, entitled "The Making of Descender," [21] 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.[22] 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 on May 7, 2013.[19]

In May 2015, he collaborated with Flume on his track "Some Minds", featuring vocals and lyrics.[23]

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.[24] For Wyatt, Ronson and Rossomando, it was their first nomination and first win; for Lady Gaga, it was her second nomination and first win.[25] 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.[26] 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.

Production and songwriting credits

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"
"Alright Now"
"Invisible Sun"
"Shockwave" Songwriter
"Be Still"
"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
"Mixer" Amber Mark Producer/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"
"Paper Crown"
"Wall of Glass"
"Chinatown" Producer/songwriter
"Heaven" liv Heaven Songwriter/producer
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 & SteelzAnything But WordsProducer/songwriter
"Wish That You Were Here"Florence + The MachineOriginal Soundtrack for the film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenSongwriter
"The Heart of Me"Miike SnowiiiProducer/songwriter
"Genghis Khan"
"Heart Is Full"
"For U" (feat. Charli XCX)
"I Feel the Weight"
"Back of the Car"
"Lonely Life"
"Over and Over"
"Longshot (7 Nights)"
"My Trigger"
"Heart Is Full" (Remix feat. Run the Jewels)"Heart Is Full (Remix)"
"Empire Underground"The Big PinkEmpire Underground Songwriter
"Everyday Life"Lion BabeBeginProducer/songwriter
2015 "New Love"Dua LipaDua LipaCo-producer/songwriter
"Some Minds" (feat. Andrew Wyatt)FlumeSome MindsFeatured artist/songwriter
"Little Ballerina"Emile HaynieWe FallSongwriter
"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)
"Dreams"Beck"Dreams" (single)Songwriter
"Hand in the Fire" (feat. Charli XCX)Mr. OizoHand in the FireSongwriter
"Heavy and Rolling" (feat. Andrew Wyatt)Mark RonsonUptown SpecialFeatured artist/songwriter
"The Heart of You"Anna CalviOriginal Soundtrack for the film InsurgentSongwriter
2014 "Push" (feat. Andrew Wyatt)A-TrakPushFeatured artist/songwriter
"Die Tonight"Charli XCXSuckerSongwriter
"I Need Ur Luv"
2013 "Horse Latitudes"Andrew WyattDescenderProducer/songwriter
"Harlem Boyzz"
"Cluster Subs"
"She's Changed"
"And Septimus..."
"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)CreepEchoesFeatured artist/songwriter
2012 "Remedy" (feat. Miike Snow)CrookersFrom Then Until NowFeatured artist/songwriter
"When I Was Your Man"Bruno MarsUnorthodox JukeboxSongwriter
"Enter the Jokers Lair"Miike SnowHappy to YouProducer/songwriter
"The Wave"
"Devil's Work"
"God Help This Divorce"
"Bavarian #1 (Say You Will)"
"Black Tin Box" (feat. Lykke Li)
"Paddling Out"
2011 "Dazed"Daniel MerriweatherOriginal Soundtrack for the film ArthurProducer/songwriter
2010 "Change"Love & WarCo-producer/songwriter
"For Your Money"Love & MoneySongwriter
"Je Regrette, Je Regrette"Carl BarâtCarl BarâtSongwriter/mixing-engineer
"The Magus"
"Ode to a Girl"
"What Have I Done"
"Somebody to Love Me" (feat. Andrew Wyatt and Boy George)Mark Ronson & the Business IntlRecord CollectionFeatured artist/songwriter
"Grenade"Bruno MarsDoo-Wops & HooligansSongwriter
2009 "Animal"Miike SnowMiike SnowProducer/songwriter
"Song for No One"
"Black & Blue"
"Sans Soleil"
"Cult Logic"
"Plastic Jungle"
"In Search Of"
"The Rabbit"
"Billie Holiday"
"No Starry World"
2007 "Pop! Goes My Heart"Hugh GrantOriginal Soundtrack for the film Music and LyricsProducer/songwriter
"Buddha's Delight"Haley BennettSongwriter
"Entering Bootytown"Songwriter
2005 "Shine"Ricky FantéOriginal Soundtrack for the film RobotsSongwriter
2003 "Deep City Diver"The A.M.The A.M.Songwriter
"If I Was the Sheriff"

Institutional works

    2016 Valium ValentineMoMA PS1Sarah Ortmeyer
    2012 Carbon LifeRoyal Opera/The Royal BalletMark Ronson and Wayne McGregor
    2010 WavesThe New MuseumSebastian Mlynarski


    Studio albums (selected)
    Sound installations
    Ballet Scores

    Awards and nominations

    2012 Grammy Awards Song of the Year "Grenade" Nominated [27]
    2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Best Original Song – Feature Film "Shallow" Won [28]
    2019 Academy Awards Best Original Song Won [29]
    2019 Capri Hollywood International Film Festival Best Original Song Won [30]
    2019 Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Song Won [31]
    2019 Georgia Film Critics Association Best Original Song Won [32]
    2019 Golden Globe Awards Best Original Song Won [33]
    2019 Grammy Awards Song of the Year Nominated [34]
    Best Song Written for Visual Media Won
    2019 Houston Film Critics Society Best Original Song Won [35]
    2019 Satellite Awards Best Original Song Won [36]


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