'If anything, it reminds me of David Bowie’s similarly genreless ★ or the work of Kirin J Callinan, but possessed by an exquisite chamber-pop grace befitting Grizzly Bear or Dirty Projectors' – Stereogum
Andrew Keoghan's second album Every Orchid Offering, out July 29 via Fuchsia Kick, is a collection of 10 songs that seek to make sense of a peripatetic existence between New Zealand and New York, where Keoghan relocated in 2013. It's a series of personal vignettes about transience, sexuality, conceived gender roles, commitment, lust and modern reincarnation, combining a pop sensibility with contemporary R&B, electronic and orchestral elements.
The album features duets with Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) and Chelsea Nikkel (Princess Chelsea), along with contributions from some of Keoghan's other cohorts from The Ruby Suns, Phoenix Foundation and Lawrence Arabia.
An opera-trained singer and classical strings arranger, Keoghan's 2011 New Zealand debut Arctic Tales Divide was a finalist for the New Zealand Taite Prize and named The New Zealand Herald’s Top Local Album that year.