With the release of his debut project, The Golden Thread, rock singer-songwriter Andrew Serino is making his presence known to the greater music world. But make no mistake, the Portland, Ore.-based artist is no new kid on the block.
Having participated in some critically acclaimed Northwest bands since 2004 (Vanishing Breed, allshewrote, His Legacy and Silvermen), Serino has earned his chops as an energetic musician, singer and all-around performer. Add to that his years of experience leading worship at various churches, and it's clear this is an artist who has hit the ground running.
Furthermore, Serino has caught the attention of the YouTube world with popular cover videos, including "Decode" and "Monster" by Paramore, "You and I" by PVRIS, and "Victorious" by Panic! At The Disco.
Millions watched as Serino auditioned for American Idol in front of Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, having made it past the first three rounds in 2011.
"I've made a decision that no matter what, music will be incorporated in my life one way or the other," Serino says.
With his crowdfunded The Golden Thread, Serino deploys the musical influences of his heroes, while processing the very real fears, doubts and risks of life, as well as sharing the hope and overcoming he's experienced.
"The hope is for you to feel inspired by the music," Serino said. "Writing and releasing this record will be one of the biggest risks I've ever attempted."