Alexander Ebert, lead singer of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, will be releasing his debut solo album Alexander on March 1st via Community Music (Rough Trade will release the album in Europe on February 28th). The album will include ten brand new songs that Alexander wrote and composed entirely himself.
If Truth is any indication of what that album is going to sound like then we have something great to look forward to. Unfortunately I don’t have a copy of the album yet but were got about 2 degrees of separation from Eberts camp so stay tuned. In light of the announcement I wanted to end the week with an Remix Artists Collective rendition of Edward Sharpe’s Janglin. The first time I heard RAC and Edward Sharpe come together was on the remix of Home which is nothing short of amazing and is no different.
Well our mama’s they left us
And our daddy’s took a ride
And we walked out of the castle
And we held our head up high
Well we once were the Jesters
In your Kingdom by the sea
And now we’re out to be the masters
For to set our spirits free set free”
Alexander is a true entertainer and in my eyes you can’t hold that title without understanding the value and needs of the people you seek to inspire. Janglin is a song aimed directly at the fans. It’s a song about the bands relationship with their listeners and their goal to connect and vibe with them.
We Want to feel ya!
We don’t mean to kill ya!
We come back to Heal ya’ Janglin soul
Edward and the Magnetic Zeros”
Anyone who frequents EMPT knows how much I value putting on a grade a show for our readers so this song hits home for me. Somehow my life has led me to be an entertainer and I’ll make no compromises when it comes to it so expect nothing but the absolute best coming from my camp, you all deserve it.
I’m just an entertainer, yeah, Out grindin’ in the rain till I make it to the top And my buzz is getting greater, yeah So until you know my name I ain’t never gonna stop…” – GoodWill
Alexander is easily one of my favorite song writers at the moment and the lyrics to pretty much anything he writes will tell you why, enjoy.