Dustin Edge's "Calm" EP is Out Now
Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:08:17
Singer-songwriter Dustin Edge has taken inspiration from disparate locales that range from Kentucky to New York to Prague to create his latest EP, Calm. The EP represents a culmination of his travels, and a clear focus in creating a sound that places him amongst the ranks of the most skillful singer/songwriters. After two prior releases, Calm finds Edge turning to a solo acoustic effort, and offers an easily accessible experience for fans of the indie folk scene. It's a lilting, beautiful collection of songs and I felt a little blue when listening to the title track.
Let me share it's spare, haunting beauty with you. Check out "Calm" here. I know, know. I am generous. I hope you like the song enough to support Dustin Edge.
Here's a little background info on the man who made the sad song you just enjoyed: Edge grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, where he played in various punk bands until beginning to incorporate sounds more rooted in the bluegrass spectrum during his college years. He moved to New York in 2008, and the vibrant energy of the city inspired his first solo album, A Forest Through the Trees, under his own moniker.
Calm was recorded in Brooklyn and takes a sharp contrast to his previous works. The sound is often hushed, smooth, and represents the kind of simple happiness that many seek to find amidst the rushed energy of New York. The five songs on Calm showcase a Nick Drake/Bert Jansch-inspired acoustic folk style that carries musical poise and vocal tranquility similar to Joshua Radin or Philip Selway. Edge describes the EP as being "laden with ruminations on the search for contentment among tumultuous times." "New York City can be a beast," he says, but the songs come across with utter clarity and composure.
I commute in NYC every day, so I get it. It's nice to have something that's the polar opposite of NYC's energy on the iPod. It makes me relax and breathe out, so I recommend Dustin Edge's Calm to all Big Apple dwellers.
Check out "Calm" and you will not be disappointed.
What did you think of "Calm?"