Ed Carlsen has announced his latest solo album. Due out September 27th through Moderna Records, Morning Hour is a breakthrough on both a personal and musical level, with the composer/producer returning to his roots as a classically trained guitarist and finding a more positive outlook overall.
“It’s when I’m calm that ideas start popping up in my head,” explains Carlsen. “Inspiration comes from different things, it could be a song, a book, a film, a mood, anything really.”
In the case of “Words” — a track that sounds downright triumphant by the end — Carlsen found hope in a close friend and faced his deepest fears head on. Check out its official video below, along with a little more context from Carlsen and a complete rundown of the record….
I wrote this track during a moment of change and transition in my life. Some comforting words came my way through a conversation and I was so inspired that I just started recording on the wings of momentum. I used all the instruments that I could (piano, guitar, bass, synths). It was liberating!
It came at a point where I was looking for my musical ‘morning hour’. It’s quite a departure from my earlier work, which was more firmly rooted in ambient and modern classical idioms; this track, and the upcoming album, is an upbeat exploration in new musical territories for me.
(Moderna Records, September 27th)
1. First Light
3. The Gallery
8. Hands, Heart