Saturday, 4 February 2017

Granite to Glass - I Want To Live SINGLE PREMIERE

Hey guys, I'm happy to bring you the debut single from Granite to Glass, a new project featured long-time friend of the blog Jon Kohen. He's back under a new name with his first single, "I Want To Live". This track is taken from the upcoming album "for when you need this", which is slated for release on March 10. This new album is based upon a poem of the same name, which is written out as the album cover. The poem was written by Emily Katherine Yeadon, whose memory this entire album is dedicated to.

For those of you already familiar with Jon's work, this project will surely have you excited. His distinctive whispered, airy vocals are on full display here, carefully letting out some of his best melodies yet. This new track manages to bring both a melancholic sensibility and a pop melody to the table, making for an immediate stand-out song and a good indication of what a fantastic this new album is going to be. In the past, Jon has worked with a string quartet in the past (his cover of Elliott Smith's "Between The Bars" is still breath-taking), but on this new project he has both an orchestra and a choir backing him. The lush strings and delicate backing vocals really create this massive wall of sound behind his voice and guitar, but never detract from the clear stand-out song here. This new production is a welcome addition to Jon's continually mesmerizing songwriting, and if "I Want To Live" is any indication,"for when you need this" is going to be a major album to look out for this year.



6 comments:

  1. Oh fuck I gotta check that Elliott Smith cover

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  2. Really a good song, love the voice and music. I wish to jon to obtain all the success he deserve

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  3. This is neato. I really like the spoken word section.

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  4. Its a really good song to my ear.

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