Ohio trio Ledges returns with emotionally rich and nuanced taste of upcoming full-length.
"Snow" is the new single from Akron, Ohio trio Ledges. Informed as much by the indie/alternative pop heard on the group’s 2014 EP The Indian Summer as it is ‘80s pop the song takes listeners on a broad, cinematic journey that’s continued across the outfit’s upcoming LP Homecoming, due out September 1. The album follows one character across stages of loss, love, redemption, and doubt.
“I was in a weird spot emotionally and processing a lot when this song was written,” frontman Andy Hoffman explains, “so the words came quickly and easily, which is rare for me. It’s about the struggle that comes from forcing the big and broad experience of God, faith, love, and relationships into our narrow internal perspective of those things. A reconciliation of sorts. Often times when things don’t fit, we have a choice to make. We can either be open to new ideas and expand our perspective, or we can be closed off and watch our worldview shatter.”
Hoffman adds that bassist Matt Gregory was especially helpful in the writing process. “Matt had a bunch of lyrics written in a notebook and as I was reading through them, the phrase ‘I’m not an artist…’ jumped out at me. The phrase fit so perfectly with the other lyrics I had been writing. In fact, they fit so well that we made Matt’s lyrics the chorus of the song. It became the conclusion to the theme I was exploring in the verses; sometimes we get frustrated when everything doesn’t fit into our perspective, but we need to realize that we can’t have it all, and we need to level with that."
Homecoming is available for order here.
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Sept. 24 - Cincinnati @ Midpoint Music Festival
Oct. 19 - Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room
Oct. 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
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