Black Sands – The Hardest Pill To Swallow (2020)

Black Sands is the recording project of Andrew Balfour who spent decades as a touring artist for a range of alt-rock bands. After his touring days, he relocated to Amsterdam where he started his career in the entertainment industry. This led to Black Sands, a musical project that creates a unity between various elements. His debut single ‘The Hardest Pill To Swallow’ has now been unleashed.

The track is a dark electric anthem with never-ending energy. The song is a mix of familiarity and originality showcasing the magnetic pull of Black Sands.



‘The Hardest Pill To Swallow’ opens with a resolute rock beat that is driven by guitars. There is a depth to the sound that pounds through you and keeps you hooked. While the beat grabs you, there is an eclectic mixture of tones throughout the melody that energises the song.

The energetic and driving beat of the track is perfectly paired with Black Sand’s RnB vocals. The vocal performance is captivating while the chorus is catchy and easy to sing along to. The combination of elements on this track will make you want to turn up the volume to get the full effect.

Black Sands uses a unique pairing of rock beats and RnB vocals to pull you into ‘The Hardest Pill To Swallow’. The track has an energy that does not stop and keeps you pumped up from start to end. There is a momentum to the song that lets you know he is only getting started.

Find out more about Black Sands on his website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify.

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