written and performed by Andrew Kidman
Kidman is likely best known for his lead role in the Aria nominated soundtrack Spirit of Akasha featuring his song Too Be Young. Or maybe you remember him from this: In 1995 Kidman was instrumental in The Val Dusty Experiment, the band that scored the film Litmus. Or maybe you remember his Glass Love Soundtrack released by the Spunk record label in 2005?
For past twenty years Kidman and his band The Windy Hills - Paul Brewer (bass/keys), Jay Kruegner (drums/guitars/keys) Martin Jones (guitars/drums/vocals) Darren Porter (guitar/keys/vox) have played their own live shows scoring Kidman’s films as well as supporting and opening for the likes of Dinosaur Jr, The Sunnyboys, Evan Dando, Bonnie Prince Billy, Bill Callahan, Ben Howard, Little Wings, The Break, Tamam Shud and most recently Ed Kuepper & Jim White. In 2013 they closed the Sydney Festival to a sold-out Opera House, playing live to the film Spirit of Akasha. They were invited and played at Wilco’s - Solid Sound Festival in Massachusetts, The Falls Festival and opened Splendour in the Grass back in the day when it was still in Byron. Kidman and his band The Windy Hills have toured extensively on the east and west coasts of America, Spain, France, Portugal and Japan.
Kidman and The Windy Hills, have scored numerous surfing films and released a handful of self-published albums during this period. Their last Long Player - Fall of Planet Esoteria was released by Warner Music in 2013. In 2013, Anthology Records re-released a vinyl box set of the Litmus and Glass Love recordings. In 2019 Big Sky Limited released the On The Edge of A Dream soundtrack on coloured vinyl.
Kidman recorded his new single What Makes Love? locally with members of his band Paul Brewer (bass) and Darren Porter (keys), with Gyan singing the backup vocals and harmonies.
The accompany music video was filmed on an iPhone. It features the French actor, Chance Gustavo. When asked for a statement about his latest release, Kidman said: “It’s another love song, in a long line of love songs, I haven’t heard the question posed in the chorus in a love song before, so I chased it lyrically. My partner often asks me, “Why do you love me?” Which is interesting, because I think about it, and it’s always changing with time. Maybe that’s where the idea for the song came from? When I was writing it, I felt like George Harrison was in the room, like he took over my fingers. I guess George felt like he owed me for the roast beef and potatoes I shouted him at the R’y one night in a dream.”