Jason Ewald – The Bigger The City, The Lonelier You Get

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Wandering lone in a city, as big as the world 
Running into individuals at the crossroads 
Remaining invisible at the crossroads
How could green lights and signs indicate the right way
To someone lost as a ghost with no cause
Looking everywhere for soul searching.

Solo moving into the groove of the city, like that bass line smoothly penetrating the continuously growing instrumentation, Jason Ewald is evolving under the lights of a city that never sleeps, New York.

Colorful background on the keys, mesmerizing ethereal back vocals and seductive guitar chords are painting the vivid picture of an asphalt jungle, filled with milions of individuals. And, Ewald is one of these individuals who can’t seem to fit with the mass.

Likewise the nonchalant rhtyhms of the drums, the NYC soul-pop singer-songwriter, is singing and vibing, letting himself carried away through the tune, improvising whatever lyrics came to mind.

Jason Ewald’s new single “Looking Everywhere” recently sounds like a  retro-modern reflection on the isolation and adversities of city life, the new track is a soulful homage to the pop songwriting of the ’60s and ’70s.

 

The song’s rich arrangement belies its humble beginning, conceived on a friend’s upright piano at her Brooklyn apartment. It started as two-chord vamp, a simple bass line, and Ewald . After sitting idle for two years, the idea was rescued from a digital recorder, and construction began in earnest. Throughout the writing process, the song stayed true to the sounds he and the band grew up with and love. Horn arrangements and rich harmonies provide a canvas for a soulful, reflective—and palpably melancholy vocal performance.

Ewald recalled, “It wasn’t until after recording it that I realized how lonely I was at the time. It seemed my subconscious was at work right under my nose. Such is existing in New York. What you love about it—what fulfills and nourishes you—is exactly what grinds you down and tests your resolve. Living in a city of millions, yet alone. Navigating periods of doubt, but always emerging victorious.”

 

“Looking Everywhere” Track Credits:

Jason Ewald: Drums & Vocals
Jim Saxa: Bass
Kevin Bernstein: Rhodes Piano
Erik Deutsch: Organ
Brain Lazarus: Guitar
Michael Eaton: Sax
Dan Brantigan: Trumpet

Written, Produced & Arranged by Jason Ewald & Jim Saxa
Recorded by Jeff Hill at The Bass Station, Williamsburg NYC
Mixed by Eber Pinheiro at Analogman Studios
Mastered by Alan Silverman at Aerialsound

“Looking Everywhere” is available everywhere now, including BandcampSpotify and Apple Music. Ewald is active in the NYC music scene through a number of projects, and continuing to record and release new music under his own name, as well as the duo Jase & Stace.

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