“The Storm” tells the story of a turbulent expertise acquainted to most—heartbreak. The EP is split concerning two avenues of emotional shipping: lyrical and instrumental. Greg started out doing the job on the songs which eventually turned The Storm in the wintertime of 2018 in Brooklyn, NY. Apart from Catey’s vocals on tracks 1, 3, 5, and Aaron’s drumming on observe 3, all music was published, done, and recorded by Greg. The recording system commenced in 2018 and was finalized for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Greg was familiar with both of those Catey and Aaron’s work with New York based band, Jade Collective, so intuitively he recognized that their seem was what the EP essential to deliver it to completion.
On “The Storm,” Greg attracts audio and inspiration from a large wide variety of resources. Compositionally and sonically, Greg is guided by modern artists like Radiohead, Fleet Foxes, and Bon Iver, when drawing his harmonic and melodic vocabulary from his qualifications in jazz. Each individual of the lyrical tracks on the album, which are probably to remind one particular of each of occasions absent by and the sonic imprint of Greg’s contemporaries, are divided by what can most effective be explained as sound experiments of an ambient nature. At instances severe, and inversely comforting, this assortment of tunes guarantees to choose the listener on a poignant and stunning auricular journey.
Tunes and lyrics by Greg Dallas
Direct Vocals tracks 1, 3, 5: Catey Esler
Backing Vocals tracks 1, 3, 5: Greg Dallas and Catey Esler
Drums track 3: Aaron Lawson
Acoustic guitars, electric powered guitars, grand piano, electric powered bass, synthesizers, effects: Greg Dallas
Recording engineers: Greg Dallas (all tracks) Catey Esler (tracks 1, 3, 5), Jeremy Bernstein (drums monitor 3)
Producer: Greg Dallas
Mixing and mastering: Joel Gardella
Artwork/video clips: Greg Dallas and Jim McGowin
Greg invested his formative yrs as a musician researching jazz guitar, most notably at Berklee College of Audio. After a lot of many years focusing entirely on jazz, Greg shortly recognized that it was not intended to be his sole avenue of expression. Always an avid listener of lots of genres and a qualified multi-instrumentalist, he began songwriting and recording/producing his individual new music, as well as delving into visible arts as a painter. “The Storm” is Greg’s first venture outside the house of the jazz realm. Listeners can be expecting a lot of more contributions to the imaginative earth from him in the long term.
Catey Esler is a vocalist, pianist and songwriter dependent in New York Metropolis. Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, Catey grew up researching classical piano and voice and afterwards went on to attend Berklee University of Songs for jazz voice and composition. She is the entrance-girl of indie-jazz band, Jade Collective, that has toured with and performed along with planet-renowned singer-songwriter, Becca Stevens. Underneath her individual identify, Catey has independently launched an EP of her first songs and is currently operating in direction of her debut album because of late Slide 2021. Apart from bands, Catey also performs with numerous NYC choirs which includes the C4 Ensemble and the Nationwide Children’s Choir.
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Picture credit: Gaya Feldheim Schorr
Online video credit score: Jim Z McGowin